MS16-081: Security Update for Active Directory (3160352)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91608

Synopsis

The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in Active Directory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via the creation of multiple machine accounts, to cause the Active Directory service to stop responding.

Note that an attacker must have access to an account that has privileges to join machines to the domain in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-081

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91608

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-081.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

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-2016-3226

BID: 91118

MSFT: MS16-081

MSKB: 3160352

IAVB: 2016-B-0101