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

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VPR Score: 8.4

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)

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.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-001

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87877

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-001.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/12/2016

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0002

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0002, CVE-2016-0005

BID: 79892, 79894

MSFT: MS16-001

MSKB: 3124275, 3124266, 3124263