Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Windows User Profile Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3021674)
Name MS15-003 First vendor Publication 2015-01-13
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2015-01-13
Severity (Vendor) Important Revision 1.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V1.0 (January 13, 2015): V1.0 (January 13, 2015): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application. A local attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code on a target system with elevated privileges. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit the vulnerability.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-003

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28330
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28330
Title: Microsoft user profile service elevation of privilege vulnerability - CVE-2015-0004 (MS15-003)
Description: The User Profile Service (aka ProfSvc) in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges by conducting a junction attack to load another user's UsrClass.dat registry hive, aka MSRC ID 20674 or "Microsoft User Profile Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2015-0004
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

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Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2015-01-15 IAVM : 2015-A-0008 - Microsoft Windows User Profile Service Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (MS...
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0058209

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2015-01-13 Name : The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms15-003.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2015-10-18 17:26:25
  • Multiple Updates
2015-01-15 05:28:40
  • Multiple Updates
2015-01-14 13:23:37
  • Multiple Updates
2015-01-14 05:29:31
  • Multiple Updates
2015-01-13 21:27:49
  • Multiple Updates
2015-01-13 21:18:10
  • First insertion