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

High Nessus Plugin ID 90434


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90434

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/04/12

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

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


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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0147

BID: 85909

OSVDB: 136966

MSFT: MS16-040

MSKB: 3146963, 3147458, 3147461

IAVA: 2016-A-0092