MS16-040: Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services (3148541)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90434
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Synopsis

The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) parser due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by convincing a user to visit a specially-crafted website that is designed to invoke MSXML through Internet Explorer, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-040

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90434

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-040.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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:xml_core_services

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-2016-0147

BID: 85909

MSFT: MS16-040

MSKB: 3146963, 3147458, 3147461

IAVA: 2016-A-0092