Microsoft Windows up to Vista Kernel information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Windows up to Vista (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 11/10/2015 by Nils with Google Project Zero as MS15-115 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-6102 since 08/14/2015. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86822 (MS15-115: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3105864)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 91112 (Microsoft Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS15-115)).

Applying the patch MS15-115 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 21682.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86822). Similar entries are available at 79168, 79169, 79171 and 79172.







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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Nessus ID: 86822
Nessus Name: MS15-115: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3105864)
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Advisory: MS15-115
Researcher: Nils
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6102 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1034114 - Microsoft Windows Kernel Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Bypass ASLR Restricitions and Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 54313 - [MS15-115] Microsoft Windows Local Information Disclosure in Windows Kernel - CVE-2015-6102, Low
SecurityFocus: 77462 - Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2015-6102 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 11/11/2015 04:36 PM
Updated: 06/27/2022 09:26 AM
Changes: 11/11/2015 04:36 PM (68), 05/03/2019 06:55 AM (12), 06/27/2022 09:21 AM (4), 06/27/2022 09:26 AM (1)
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