MS16-008: Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3124605)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities
due to improper validation of reparse points that have been set by
sandbox applications. A local attacker can exploit these
vulnerabilities, via a crafted application, to gain elevated
privileges and take complete control of the affected system.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7,
2008 R2, 8, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

Note that Windows 10 with Citrix XenDesktop installed will not be
offered the patch due to an issue with the XenDesktop software that
prevents users from logging on when the patch is applied. To apply the
patch you must first uninstall XenDesktop or contact Citrix for help
with the issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 87881 ()

Bugtraq ID: 79882

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0006

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