MS15-085 - Vulnerability in Mount Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS15-085 - Vulnerability in Mount Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS15-085
Vendor description This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker inserts a malicious USB device into a target system. An attacker could then write a malicious binary to disk and in certain situations execute it.
SophosLabs comments Due to the numerous versions of Windows that are vulnerable and the lack of workaround or mitigating factors patching is recommended ASAP.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 11 Aug 2015
Affected software Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT
Windows RT 8.1
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • Aug 11, 2015 - Initial Revision Written

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