MS16-046: Security Update for Secondary Logon (3148538)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90439


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 in the Windows Secondary Logon Service due to improper management of requests in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to gain elevated privileges, allowing the execution of arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90439

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-046.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0135


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0135

BID: 85911

IAVB: 2016-B-0067

MSFT: MS16-046

MSKB: 3147458, 3147461