MS16-051: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3155533)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91001


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


The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3155533. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the majority of which are remote code execution vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these issues by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91001

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-051.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2016

Updated: 3/29/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0188


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2016

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 4/18/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Internet Explorer 11 VBScript Engine Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0187, CVE-2016-0188, CVE-2016-0189, CVE-2016-0192, CVE-2016-0194

BID: 90004, 90007, 90011, 90012

MSFT: MS16-051

MSKB: 3154070, 3156387, 3156421