MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88647


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, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, or Office Web Apps installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in Microsoft Office, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0022, CVE-2016-0052, CVE-2016-0053, CVE-2016-0054, CVE-2016-0055, CVE-2015-0056)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in SharePoint due to improper sanitization of specially crafted web requests. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted web request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2016-0039)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, and 2016; Word, Word Viewer, Excel, Excel Viewer; SharePoint Server 2007, 2010, and 2013; SharePoint Foundation 2013, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, and Office Web Apps.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88647

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-015.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/9/2016

Updated: 2/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0056


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_foundation, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0022, CVE-2016-0039, CVE-2016-0052, CVE-2016-0053, CVE-2016-0054, CVE-2016-0055, CVE-2016-0056

BID: 82508, 82512, 82652, 82654, 82657, 82660, 82787