MS16-018: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3136082)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88650


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


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode.


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: 88650

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/02/09

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0048

BID: 82708

OSVDB: 134322

MSFT: MS16-018

MSKB: 3134214, 3135174, 3135173