Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (3039976)
Name MS15-030 First vendor Publication 2015-03-10
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2015-03-10
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:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V1.0 (March 10, 2015): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker creates multiple Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sessions that fail to properly free objects in memory. By default, RDP is not enabled on any Windows operating system. Systems that do not have RDP enabled are not at risk.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-030

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28847
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28847
Title: Remote desktop protocol (RDP) denial of service vulnerability - CVE-2015-0079 (MS15-030)
Description: The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementation in Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and RDP outage) by establishing many RDP sessions that do not properly free allocated memory, aka "Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Denial of Service Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2015-0079
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 2

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Remote Desktop Protocol brute force attempt
RuleID : 21232 - Revision : 7 - Type : SERVER-OTHER

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2015-03-10 Name : The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms15-030.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2016-04-27 04:55:57
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-11 21:26:32
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-11 17:26:22
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-11 13:25:07
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-10 21:27:54
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-10 21:24:08
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-10 21:17:26
  • First insertion