MS16-062: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3158222)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91012
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Synopsis

The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities exist in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to a failure to properly handle objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted application, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0171, CVE-2016-0173, CVE-2016-0174, CVE-2016-0196)

- A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted application, to bypass the Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR) feature and retrieve the memory address of a kernel object. (CVE-2016-0175)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the DirectX Graphics kernel subsystem due to a failure to properly handle objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted application, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0176)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the DirectX Graphics kernel subsystem due to a failure to correctly map kernel memory and to handle objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted application, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0197)

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-062

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91012

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-062.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0197

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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: 5/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0171, CVE-2016-0173, CVE-2016-0174, CVE-2016-0175, CVE-2016-0176, CVE-2016-0196, CVE-2016-0197

BID: 89860, 90027, 90052, 90064, 90065, 90101, 90102

MSFT: MS16-062

MSKB: 3153199, 3156017, 3156387, 3156421, 3158222