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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 94009


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: Medium

ID: 94009

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-126.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 5/25/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Low

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 Score Source: CVE-2016-3298


Risk Factor: Medium

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

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3298

BID: 93392

MSFT: MS16-126

MSKB: 3196067, 3193515, 3192391, 3185330

IAVB: 2016-B-0150