MS16-081: Security Update for Active Directory (3160352)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91608
SynopsisThe remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.