MS16-078: Security Update for Windows Diagnostic Hub (3165479)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91606


The remote Windows 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 in the Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated system privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91606

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 51351, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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-2016-3231

BID: 91116

OSVDB: 139952

MSFT: MS16-078

MSKB: 3163017, 3163018

IAVA: 2016-A-0154