MS16-060: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3154846)

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper parsing of certain symbolic links. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to access privileged registry keys, resulting in an elevation of privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91010

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-060.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0180

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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: 5/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0180

BID: 90028

MSFT: MS16-060

MSKB: 3153171, 3156387, 3156421

IAVA: 2016-A-0126