MS16-018: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3136082)
High Nessus Plugin ID 88650
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.