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

high Nessus Plugin ID 89754
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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: 3/8/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0087

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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 v3

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