MS16-140: Security Update for Boot Manager (3193479)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94641


The remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected a security bypass vulnerability in Windows Secure Boot due to the use of an insecure boot policy in firmware. A local attacker can exploit this issue to disable code integrity checks, allowing test-signed executables and drivers to be loaded onto a target device.


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: 94641

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-140.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/11/08

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 93962, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7247

BID: 94058

OSVDB: 146919

MSFT: MS16-140

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

IAVB: 2016-B-0162