MS16-018: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3136082)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the
Windows kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in
memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a
specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code in kernel
mode.

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-018

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 88650 ()

Bugtraq ID: 82708

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0048

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now