MS16-060: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3154846)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to
improper parsing of certain symbolic links. A local attacker can
exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to
access privileged registry keys, resulting in an elevation of
privileges.

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-060

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 91010 ()

Bugtraq ID: 90028

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0180

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