MS16-016: Security Update for WebDAV to Address Elevation of Privilege (3136041)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88648


The remote host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the Microsoft Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) client due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


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: 88648

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/02/09

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2016/02/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS16-016 mrxdav.sys WebDav Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0051

BID: 82682

OSVDB: 134320

MSFT: MS16-016

MSKB: 3135173, 3124280, 3135174

IAVA: 2016-A-0049