MS16-071: Security Update for Microsoft Windows DNS Server (3164065)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91599


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Domain Name System (DNS) server due to improper handling of DNS requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted DNS requests, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the Local System Account.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91599

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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: 2016/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3227

BID: 91117

OSVDB: 139973

MSFT: MS16-071

MSKB: 3161951, 3164065

IAVA: 2016-A-0153