MS16-098: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3178466)

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VPR Score: 8.9


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 in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to a failure to properly handle objects in memory. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit these issues, via a crafted application, to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92821

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-098.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/9/2016

Updated: 11/14/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3311

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2016

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3308, CVE-2016-3309, CVE-2016-3310, CVE-2016-3311

BID: 92295, 92297, 92298, 92299

MSFT: MS16-098

MSKB: 3177725, 3176492, 3176493, 3176495

IAVA: 2016-A-0204