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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-0096

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, leading to DLL loading during Windows Explorer access to the icon of a crafted shortcut, aka "DLL Planting Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2015-03-11 Last Update Date : 2019-05-14
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeGain privileges
CWE ID 426

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: DLL planting remote code execution vulnerability - CVE-2015-0096 (MS15-020) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28624 windows
DLL planting remote code execution vulnerability - CVE-2015-0096 (MS15-020) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28609 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-0096

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 7 - SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 8 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows Rt - Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Rt 8.1 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 ~~~~x64~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 ~~~~itanium~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 7 1
Microsoft Windows 8 1
Microsoft Windows 8.1 1
Microsoft Windows Rt 1
Microsoft Windows Rt 8.1 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 3
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 2
Microsoft Windows Vista 1

- References For CVE-2015-0096

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1031890
SECTRACK 1031890
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2015/ms15-020
MS MS15-020
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72894
BID 72894 Microsoft Windows DLL Loading CVE-2015-0096 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2015-05-07

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-0096

Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution
This module exploits a vulnerability in the MS10-046 patch to abuse (again) the handling of Windows Shortcut files (.LNK) that contain an icon resource pointing to a malicious DLL. This module creates the required files to exploit the vulnerability. They must be uploaded to an UNC path accessible by the target. This module has been tested successfully on Windows 2003 SP2 with MS10-046 installed and Windows 2008 SP2 (32 bits) with MS14-027 installed.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Windows
Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution
This module exploits a vulnerability in the MS10-046 patch to abuse (again) the handling of Windows Shortcut files (.LNK) that contain an icon resource pointing to a malicious DLL. This creates an SMB resource to provide the payload and the trigger, and generates a LNK file which must be sent to the target. This module has been tested successfully on Windows 2003 SP2 with MS10-046 installed and Windows 2008 SP2 (32 bits) with MS14-027 installed.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Windows


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