MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90433
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The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :
- Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to a failure to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2016-0143, CVE-2016-0165, CVE-2016-0167)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows font library due to improper handling of embedded fonts. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a file or visit a website containing specially crafted embedded fonts, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0145)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10. Additionally, Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, Office 2010, Word Viewer, Skype for Business 2016, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Live Meeting 2007 Console, .NET framework 3.0 SP2, .NET framework 3.5, and .NET framework 3.5.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90433

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-039.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, office_installed.nasl, microsoft_lync_server_installed.nasl, microsoft_net_framework_installed.nasl, smb_check_rollup.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0145


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework, cpe:/a:microsoft:skype_for_business, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync_basic, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync_attendee, cpe:/a:microsoft:live_meeting_console

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0143, CVE-2016-0145, CVE-2016-0165, CVE-2016-0167

BID: 85896, 85899, 85900, 85903