CVE-2015-0012 (virtual_machine_manager)

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2015-0012

Original release date: 02/10/2015

Last revised: 02/11/2015



Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 R2 Update Rollup 4 does not properly validate the roles of users, which allows local users to obtain server and virtual-machine administrative privileges by establishing a server session with Active Directory credentials, aka “Virtual Machine Manager Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.”


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 10.0

Exploitability Subscore: 3.4

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Locally exploitable

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MS

Name: MS15-017

Type: Advisory; Patch Information

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:virtual_machine_manager:2012:r2

Technical Details

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History 1 change record found – show changes


Quality Assurance – 2/11/2015 2:03:04 PM
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Added CWE
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