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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91601


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: High

ID: 91601

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-073.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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-2016-3218, CVE-2016-3221, CVE-2016-3232

BID: 91121, 91122, 91123

OSVDB: 139974, 139975, 139976

MSFT: MS16-073

MSKB: 3161664, 3164294, 3163017, 3163018