MS16-034: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3143145)

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The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple flaws in the Win32k kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to elevate privileges, allowing the execution of arbitrary code in kernel mode.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89756

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-034.nasl

Version: 1.12

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-2016-0096


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0093, CVE-2016-0094, CVE-2016-0095, CVE-2016-0096

BID: 84054, 84066, 84069, 84072

MSFT: MS16-034

MSKB: 3140768, 3139852, 3143145, 3140745