MS16-059: Security Update for Windows Media Center (3150220)
High Nessus Plugin ID 91009
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Media Center due to improper handling of Media Center Link (.mcl) files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a website that hosts a specially crafted .mcl file or to click a specially crafted link in an email, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.