MS16-057: Security Update for Windows Shell (3156987)

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Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in
Windows Shell due to improper handling of objects in memory. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by
convincing a user to visit a crafted website, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 91007 ()

Bugtraq ID: 89868

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0179

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