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

High Nessus Plugin ID 87881


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87881

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-008.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/01/12

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0006, CVE-2016-0007

BID: 79882, 79898

MSFT: MS16-008

MSKB: 3121212, 3124263, 3124266