MS16-097: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3177393)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92843
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The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the Graphics component due to improper handling of embedded fonts by the Windows font library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website or open a specially crafted document file, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92843

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-097.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/10/2016

Updated: 9/4/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, office_installed.nasl, microsoft_lync_server_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3304


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/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: 8/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3301, CVE-2016-3303, CVE-2016-3304

BID: 92288, 92301, 92302

MSFT: MS16-097

MSKB: 3174301, 3178034, 3176492, 3176493, 3176495, 3115109, 3115131, 3115481, 3115408, 3115431, 3174302, 3174304, 3174305

IAVA: 2016-A-0205