MS16-038: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3148532)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90432
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VPR Score: 9.4


The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Microsoft Edge installed on the remote host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3148532. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0154, CVE-2016-0155, CVE-2016-0156, CVE-2016-0157)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper enforcement of cross-domain policies. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, allowing the attacker to inject information from an outside domain. (CVE-2016-0158)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper validation of JavaScript. An attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to run JavaScript at a higher privilege level than is allowed. (CVE-2016-0161)

Note that CVE-2016-0155 will only affect Windows client installations running at the version 1511 level.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90432

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-038.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0157

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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, cpe:/a:microsoft:edge

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0154, CVE-2016-0155, CVE-2016-0156, CVE-2016-0157, CVE-2016-0158, CVE-2016-0161

BID: 85894, 85898, 85902, 85904, 85905, 85938

MSFT: MS16-038

MSKB: 3147458, 3147461