Microsoft Windows 7/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Vista NDIS memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Windows 7/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Vista (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component NDIS. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 11/10/2015 by Nils with Google Project Zero as MS15-117 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-6098 since 08/14/2015. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86824 (MS15-117: Security Update for NDIS to Address Elevation of Privilege (3101722)), 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 MS15-117 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (86824), SecurityFocus (BID 77473†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-54309†).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 86824
Nessus Name: MS15-117: Security Update for NDIS to Address Elevation of Privilege (3101722)
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Patch: MS15-117


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Advisory: MS15-117
Researcher: Nils
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6098 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 77473 - Microsoft Windows NDIS CVE-2015-6098 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1034115
Vulnerability Center: 54309 - [MS15-117] Microsoft Windows NDIS Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability, High

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Created: 11/11/2015 04:59 PM
Updated: 06/27/2022 09:53 AM
Changes: 11/11/2015 04:59 PM (59), 04/07/2017 04:05 PM (11), 06/27/2022 09:50 AM (5), 06/27/2022 09:53 AM (1)
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