Security Updates for Exchange (October 2020)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 141491

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VPR Score: 3.6


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is missing a security update.


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in how Microsoft Exchange validates tokens when handling certain messages. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use this to gain further information from a user. (CVE-2020-16969)


Microsoft has released KB4581424 to address this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141491

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_oct_exchange.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2020/10/16

Updated: 2020/10/22

Dependencies: 57033, 77910

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-16969

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-16969

MSKB: 4581424

MSFT: MS20-4581424

IAVA: 2020-A-0461