MS16-048: Security Update for CSRSS (3148528)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90441


The remote host is affected by a security feature bypass vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a security feature bypass vulnerability in the Client-Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) due to improper management of process tokens in memory. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code as an administrator.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90441

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/04/12

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2016/04/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0151

BID: 85913

OSVDB: 136977

MSFT: MS16-048

MSKB: 3146723, 3147458, 3147461

IAVB: 2016-B-0065