MS16-019: Security Update for .NET Framework to Address Denial of Service (3137893)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88651


The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of certain Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted XSLT inserted into a client-side web part, to cause the server to recursively compile XSLT transforms, resulting in significant degradation of server performance. (CVE-2016-0033)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows Forms due to improper handling of icon data.
A remote attacker can exploit this, by uploading a specially crafted icon, to capture information that is returned within the icon's data. (CVE-2016-0047)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for .NET framework 2.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88651

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/02/09

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 51351, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0033, CVE-2016-0047

BID: 82717, 82738

OSVDB: 134323, 134324

MSFT: MS16-019

MSKB: 3122646, 3122648, 3122649, 3122651, 3122654, 3122655, 3122656, 3122658, 3122660, 3122661, 3127219, 3127220, 3127221, 3127222, 3127226, 3127227, 3127230, 3127231, 3127233, 3135173, 3135174

IAVB: 2016-B-0024