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

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VPR Score: 8.4

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 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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-003

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87879

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-003.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

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

BID: 79894

MSFT: MS16-003

MSKB: 3124625, 3124624