MS16-059: Security Update for Windows Media Center (3150220)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91009


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 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91009

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-059.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/05/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2016/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0185

BID: 90023

MSFT: MS16-059

MSKB: 3150220

IAVA: 2016-A-0129