MS16-001: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3124903)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote host is
missing Cumulative Security Update 3124903. It is, therefore, affected
by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the
VBScript engine due to improper handling of objects in
memory. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by
convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website
or open a Microsoft Office document containing an
embedded ActiveX control, resulting in execution of
arbitrary code in the context of the current user.
(CVE-2016-0002)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists due to
improper enforcement of cross-domain policies. An
attacker can exploit this vulnerability to access
information from one domain and inject it into another
domain, resulting in a bypass of the cross-origin
policy and an elevation of privileges. (CVE-2016-0005)

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-001

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7,
2008 R2, 8, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

Note that Windows 10 with Citrix XenDesktop installed will not be
offered the patch due to an issue with the XenDesktop software that
prevents users from logging on when the patch is applied. To apply the
patch you must first uninstall XenDesktop or contact Citrix for help
with the issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 87877 ()

Bugtraq ID: 79892
79894

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0002
CVE-2016-0005

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