MS16-028: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library to Address Remote Code Execution (3143081)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89751


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in the Windows PDF library. A remote attacker can exploit these, by convincing user to open a specially crafted PDF file, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89751

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-028.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/03/08

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0118

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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:/o:microsoft:windows

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-2016-0117, CVE-2016-0118

BID: 84109, 84112

MSFT: MS16-028

MSKB: 3137513, 3140745, 3140768

IAVA: 2016-A-0066