MS16-031: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Elevation of Privilege (3140410)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89754


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 due to a failure to properly sanitize handles in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to gain elevated privileges, allowing the execution of arbitrary code as System.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89754

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-031.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/8/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0087


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 3/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0087

BID: 84032

MSFT: MS16-031

MSKB: 3140410