MS16-003: Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3125540)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87879


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


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, and Server Core 2008 R2. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87879

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/01/12

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0002

BID: 79894

OSVDB: 132780

MSFT: MS16-003

MSKB: 3124625, 3124624