Executive Summary

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Title Vulnerability in Windows Components Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3025421)
Name MS15-004 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:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 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 privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker convinces a user to run a specially crafted application. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-004

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28717
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28717
Title: Directory Traversal elevation of privilege vulnerability - CVE-2015-0016 (MS15-004)
Description: Directory traversal vulnerability in the TS WebProxy (aka TSWbPrxy) component in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to gain privileges via a crafted pathname in an executable file, as demonstrated by a transition from Low Integrity to Medium Integrity, aka "Directory Traversal Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2015-0016
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Product(s): Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection 7.0
Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection 8.0
Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection 8.1
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1
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Os 2
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Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2015-01-15 IAVM : 2015-A-0010 - Microsoft Windows Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (MS15-004)
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0058203

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2018-09-11 CTSWebProxy ActiveX privilege escalation attempt
RuleID : 47462 - Revision : 2 - Type : BROWSER-PLUGINS
2018-09-11 CTSWebProxy ActiveX privilege escalation attempt
RuleID : 47461 - Revision : 2 - Type : BROWSER-PLUGINS
2015-02-13 CTSWebProxy ActiveX privilege escalation attempt
RuleID : 33052 - Revision : 2 - Type : BROWSER-PLUGINS
2015-02-13 CTSWebProxy ActiveX privilege escalation attempt
RuleID : 33051 - Revision : 2 - Type : BROWSER-PLUGINS

Metasploit Database

id Description
2015-01-13 MS15-004 Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Web Proxy IE Sandbox Escape

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2015-01-13 Name : The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms15-004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:17:15
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2015-10-18 17:26:26
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2015-02-13 21:23:59
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2015-02-02 09:23:03
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2015-01-15 00:24:39
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2015-01-14 13:23:37
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2015-01-14 05:29:31
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2015-01-13 21:27:49
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2015-01-13 21:18:05
  • First insertion