MS16-072: Security Update for Group Policy (3163622)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91600


The remote host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to a lack of Kerberos authentication for certain calls over LDAP when processing group policy updates. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this vulnerability to create arbitrary group policies and grant a standard user elevated, administrative privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91600

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-072.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/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-2016-3223

BID: 91119

OSVDB: 139978

MSFT: MS16-072

MSKB: 3159398, 3163017, 3163018

IAVA: 2016-A-0155