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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91608


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91608

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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

OSVDB: 139942

MSFT: MS16-081

MSKB: 3160352

IAVB: 2016-B-0101