MS16-032: Security Update for Secondary Logon to Address Elevation of Privilege (3143141)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89755


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


The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Secondary Logon Service due to improper management of request handles in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to elevate privileges, allowing the execution of arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89755

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-032.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/8/2016

Updated: 3/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0099


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2016

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/24/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS16-032 Secondary Logon Handle Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0099

BID: 84034

IAVB: 2016-B-0049

MSFT: MS16-032

MSKB: 3139914, 3140745, 3140768