MS02-016: Opening Group Policy Files (318089)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10945


A user can block access to GPO deployment.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Group Policy Object (GPO) access right of Active Directory that could allow a user to prevent the GPO to be applied to other users.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10945

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.36 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2002/04/23

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2002/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0051

BID: 4438

OSVDB: 773

MSFT: MS02-016

MSKB: 318593