MS16-092: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3171910)

low Nessus Plugin ID 92023
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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to improper validation of how a low integrity application can use certain object manager features. An attacker can exploit this issue to take advantage of time-of-check time-of-use (TOCTOU) issues in file path-based checks from a low integrity application, allowing the attacker to modify files outside of a low integrity level application.

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to a failure to properly handle certain page fault system calls. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose information from one process to another.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 92023

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-092.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/12/2016

Updated: 3/27/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3272

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 2.8

Temporal Score: 2.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3258, CVE-2016-3272

BID: 91603, 91606

MSFT: MS16-092

MSKB: 3170377, 3169704, 3163912, 3172985

IAVA: 2016-A-0178