MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90436


An application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these issues by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in Microsoft Office, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2010;
Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2013 RT; Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, and 2016; Word Viewer; Excel Viewer; SharePoint Server 2007, 2010, and 2013; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack; and Office Web Apps 2010 and 2013.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90436

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-042.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 2/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0139


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0122, CVE-2016-0127, CVE-2016-0136, CVE-2016-0139

BID: 85897, 85901, 85923, 85934