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

High Nessus Plugin ID 94639


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: High

ID: 94639

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-138.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/11/08

Modified: 2017/07/12

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

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Reference Information

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

BID: 94003, 94016, 94017, 94018

OSVDB: 146905, 146906, 146907, 146908

MSFT: MS16-138

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

IAVA: 2016-A-0317