MS16-053: Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript (3156764)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91003


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in the JScript and VBScript engines due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a Microsoft Office document containing an embedded ActiveX control, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, and Server Core 2008 R2. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91003

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-053.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2016

Updated: 3/29/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0189


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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

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-2016-0189

BID: 90011, 90012

MSFT: MS16-053

MSKB: 3158991, 3155413