#VU5551 Information disclosure in Windows and Windows Server


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5551

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1679

CWE-ID: CWE-401

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

Description
The vulnerabiity allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to private address information leaking during a function call. A remote attacker can bypass the ASLR protection mechanism, gain access to sensitive information and use it to launch further attacks against the affected system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 8.1 - 8.1 RT, 8, 7, Vista

Windows Server: 2003 - 2012 R2


CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-051


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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