CVE-2016-0040

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Description

The kernel in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

References

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034985

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2016/ms16-014

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44586/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-02-10

Updated: 2018-10-12

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
88646MS16-014: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3134228)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
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