Microsoft Windows up to Vista Kerberos KDC EsikmoRoll access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Windows up to Vista (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Kerberos KDC. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability (EsikmoRoll). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 11/19/2014 as MS14-068 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-6324 since 09/11/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/25/2022). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK. Due to its background and reception, this vulnerability has a historic impact. According to security vendor Shavlik, the flaw allows an attacker to elevate domain user account privileges to those of the domain administrator account.

A public exploit has been developed in Python. It is declared as highly functional. It is possible to download the exploit at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79311 (MS14-068: Vulnerability in Kerberos Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3011780)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins.

Applying the patch MS14-068 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 17187.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98380), SecurityTracker (ID 1031237), Vulnerability Center (SBV-48804) and Tenable (79311). Additional details are provided at

Not Affected

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012






  • commercial

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Name: EsikmoRoll
Class: Access control / EsikmoRoll
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 79311
Nessus Name: MS14-068: Vulnerability in Kerberos Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3011780)
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MetaSploit ID: ms14_068_kerberos_checksum.rb
MetaSploit Name: ZyXEL GS1510-16 Password Extractor
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Patch: MS14-068
Suricata ID: 2019897
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Advisory: MS14-068
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-6324 (🔍)

X-Force: 98380 - Microsoft Windows Kerberos privilege escalation, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031237 - Microsoft Windows Kerberos KDC Signature Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users
Vulnerability Center: 48804 - [MS14-068] Microsoft Windows Remote Privileges Escalation due to a Flow in Kerberos Key Distribution Center, High
SecurityFocus: 70958 - Microsoft Windows Kerberos Checksum CVE-2014-6324 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
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Created: 11/19/2014 11:31 AM
Updated: 02/25/2022 03:45 AM
Changes: 11/19/2014 11:31 AM (91), 04/15/2017 07:28 PM (10), 02/25/2022 03:38 AM (3), 02/25/2022 03:45 AM (1)
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