MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87882


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft Office, Word, Word Viewer, Excel, Excel Viewer, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, Visual Basic, or Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft SharePoint due to improper enforcement of Access Control Policy (ACP) configuration settings. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2015-6117, CVE-2016-0011)

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Office due to improper handling of objects in memory. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in Microsoft Office, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0010, CVE-2016-0035)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office due to a failure to use the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. An attacker can exploit this to predict memory offsets of specific instructions in a call stack. (CVE-2016-0012)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016, Word, Word Viewer, Excel, Excel Viewer, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87882

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-004.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/12/2016

Updated: 2/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0010


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visio, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_foundation, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_basic, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint

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-2015-6117, CVE-2016-0010, CVE-2016-0011, CVE-2016-0012, CVE-2016-0035

BID: 80028, 80029, 80030, 80031, 80032