MS16-027: Security Update for Windows Media to Address Remote Code Execution (3143146)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89750


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The version of Microsoft Windows Media Player installed on the remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities due to improper handling of resources in the media library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open specially crafted media content, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89750

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/03/08

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_media_player

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0098, CVE-2016-0101

BID: 84089, 84111

OSVDB: 135529, 135530

MSFT: MS16-027

MSKB: 3138910, 3138962, 3140745, 3140768

IAVA: 2016-A-0064