MS16-059: Security Update for Windows Media Center (3150220)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Windows 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 Media Center due to improper handling of Media Center Link
(.mcl) files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this
vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a website that hosts a
specially crafted .mcl file or to click a specially crafted link in an
email, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of
the current user.

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-059

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and
8.1.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 91009 ()

Bugtraq ID: 90023

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0185

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