MS16-139: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3199720)

low Nessus Plugin ID 94640
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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote 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 in the Windows kernel due to improper enforcement of API permissions. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7 and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94640

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-139.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/8/2016

Updated: 11/14/2019

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

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7216

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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: 11/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7216

BID: 94048

MSFT: MS16-139

MSKB: 3197867, 3197868, 3198483

IAVA: 2016-A-0315