MS16-013: Security Update for Windows Journal to Address Remote Code Execution (3134811)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88645
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Journal due to improper parsing of Journal files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Journal file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-013

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88645

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-013.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/9/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0038

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3

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: 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: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0038

BID: 82639

MSFT: MS16-013

MSKB: 3115858, 3135173, 3135174

IAVA: 2016-A-0045