MS16-112: Security Update for Windows Lock Screen (3178469)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93471


The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to improperly allowing web content to load from the Windows lock screen.
A local attacker can exploit this, by connecting to a maliciously configured WiFi hotspot or by inserting a mobile broadband adapter, to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary code.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93471

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-112.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/09/13

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.8

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

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: 2016/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3302

BID: 92853

OSVDB: 144192

MSFT: MS16-112

MSKB: 3178469, 3185614, 3185611, 3189866

IAVA: 2016-A-0249