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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91010


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: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/05/10

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0180

BID: 90028

OSVDB: 138330

MSFT: MS16-060

MSKB: 3153171, 3156387, 3156421

IAVA: 2016-A-0126