MS16-066: Security Update for Virtual Secure Mode (3155451)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 91015


The remote Windows 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 due to certain kernel-mode pages being marked as RWX (Read, Write, Execute) even when Hypervisor Code Integrity (HVCI) is enabled. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to bypass code integrity protections.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 91015

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-066.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/05/10

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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-2016-0181

BID: 90048

OSVDB: 138341

MSFT: MS16-066

MSKB: 3156421, 3156387

IAVB: 2016-B-0088