MS16-056: Security Update for Windows Journal (3156761)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91006


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


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Journal due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Journal file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, and 10. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91006

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-056.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/05/10

Modified: 2017/07/12

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0182

BID: 89867

OSVDB: 138326

MSFT: MS16-056

MSKB: 3155178, 3156387, 3156421

IAVA: 2016-A-0127