MS16-073: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3164028)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91601

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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

- Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist in the kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to run arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2016-3218, CVE-2016-3221)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Windows Virtual PCI (VPCI) virtual service provider (VSP) due to improper handling of uninitialized memory.
An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive memory contents. (CVE-2016-3232)


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: Medium

ID: 91601

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-073.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Updated: 2019/11/19

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3221

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:N/UI:R/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: 2016/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3218, CVE-2016-3221, CVE-2016-3232

BID: 91121, 91122, 91123

MSFT: MS16-073

MSKB: 3161664, 3164294, 3163017, 3163018