MS16-020: Security Update for Active Directory Federation Services to Address Denial of Service (3134222)

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The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) due to a failure to properly process certain input during forms-based authentication. A remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted input, to cause the server to become unresponsive.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88652

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-020.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/9/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, wmi_enum_server_features.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0037


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0037

MSFT: MS16-020

MSKB: 3134222

IAVB: 2016-B-0023