MS16-126: Security Update for Microsoft Internet Messaging API (3196067)

low Nessus Plugin ID 94009
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VPR Score: 6.6


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the Internet Messaging API 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 enumerate the files on the disk drive.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2. Note that MS16-118 must also be installed to fully resolve CVE-2016-3298.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94009

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-126.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 11/14/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, smb_check_rollup.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3298

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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: 10/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3298

BID: 93392

MSFT: MS16-126

MSKB: 3196067, 3193515, 3192391, 3185330

IAVB: 2016-B-0150