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

High Nessus Plugin ID 94012


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: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/10/12

Modified: 2017/09/27

Dependencies: 13855, 93962, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2016/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3266, CVE-2016-3341, CVE-2016-3376, CVE-2016-7185, CVE-2016-7191

BID: 93213, 93384, 93388, 93389, 93391

OSVDB: 145518, 145519, 145520, 145521, 145522

MSFT: MS16-123

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

IAVA: 2016-A-0279