MS16-138: Security Update for Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk Driver (3199647)

low Nessus Plugin ID 94639
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VPR Score: 7.2


The remote host is affected by multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in the Windows Virtual Hard Disk Driver due to improper handling of user access to certain files. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to manipulate files not intended to be available to the user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94639

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-138.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/8/2016

Updated: 11/14/2019

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

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 7.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7226

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7223, CVE-2016-7224, CVE-2016-7225, CVE-2016-7226

BID: 94003, 94016, 94017, 94018

MSKB: 3197873, 3197874, 3197876, 3197877, 3198585, 3200970, 3198586

MSFT: MS16-138

IAVA: 2016-A-0317