MS16-014: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3134228)

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The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a crafted application, to run arbitrary code in kernel mode and therefore take control of the affected system.

- Multiple code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input when loading DLL files. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0041, CVE-2016-0042)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Sync Framework due to improper processing of crafted input that uses the 'change batch' structure. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted packets sent to the SyncShareSvc service, to cause the service to stop responding.

- A security feature bypass vulnerability exists when Kerberos fails to check the password change of a user signing into a workstation. An attacker can exploit this, by connecting the workstation to a malicious Kerberos Key distribution Center, to bypass Kerberos authentication on a target machine, thus allowing decryption of drives protected by BitLocker.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88646

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-014.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/9/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0042


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Office OLE Multiple DLL Side Loading Vulnerabilities)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0040, CVE-2016-0041, CVE-2016-0042, CVE-2016-0044, CVE-2016-0049

BID: 82505, 82510, 82511, 82515

MSFT: MS16-014

MSKB: 3126041, 3126587, 3126593, 3126434, 3135174, 3135173

IAVA: 2016-A-0050