MS16-123: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3192892)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94012
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The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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

- Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2016-3266, CVE-2016-3376, CVE-2016-7185, CVE-2016-7191)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows Transaction Manager due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute processes in an elevated context. (CVE-2016-3341)


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: 94012

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-123.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 5/30/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, smb_check_rollup.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3266


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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: 10/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3266, CVE-2016-3341, CVE-2016-3376, CVE-2016-7185, CVE-2016-7211

BID: 93384, 93388, 93389, 93391, 93556

MSFT: MS16-123

MSKB: 3191203, 3183431, 3192391, 3185330, 3192392, 3185331, 3192393, 3185332, 3192440, 3192441, 3194798, 4038788

IAVA: 2016-A-0279