MS14-016: Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72935
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The remote Windows host is affected by a security feature bypass vulnerability.


A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Windows due to the Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) protocol incorrectly validating the user lockout state. Remote, authenticated attackers can exploit this issue to conduct brute force attacks against user passwords.

Note that the host must have network connectivity to a domain controller.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and Server Core installation option.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72935

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-016.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/11/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0317

BID: 66012

MSFT: MS14-016

MSKB: 2934418