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

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-031

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89754

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-031.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/03/08

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0087

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0087

BID: 84032

MSFT: MS16-031

MSKB: 3140410