MS16-079: Security Update for Microsoft Exchange Server (3160339)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91612
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Microsoft Exchange Server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Microsoft Exchange Server is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple stack buffer overflow conditions exist in the Oracle Outside In subcomponent due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a crafted file, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-6013, CVE-2015-6014, CVE-2015-6015)

- An email filter bypass flaw exists in the parsing of HTML messages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted URLs in OWA messages, to identify, fingerprint, and track a user online if the user views email using Outlook Web Access.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Exchange Server 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91612

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-079.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/15/2016

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, microsoft_exchange_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-6013

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6013, CVE-2015-6014, CVE-2015-6015, CVE-2016-0028

BID: 81227, 81233, 81243, 91115

MSFT: MS16-079

MSKB: 3151086, 3151097, 3150501

CERT: 916896