MS16-116: Security Update in OLE Automation for VBScript Scripting Engine (3188724)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93651


The remote 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 the Microsoft OLE Automation mechanism and the VBScript Scripting Engine due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code in context of the current user.

Note that MS16-104 must also be installed in order to fully resolve the vulnerability.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93651

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-116.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/09/22

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 2016/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3375

BID: 92835

OSVDB: 144155

MSFT: MS16-116

MSKB: 3184122, 3185611, 3185614, 3189866

IAVA: 2016-A-0245