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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91010

New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-060

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91010

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-060.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/05/10

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 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 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

MSFT: MS16-060

MSKB: 3153171, 3156387, 3156421

IAVA: 2016-A-0126