MS16-120: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3192884) (macOS)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 94010
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A multimedia application framework installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft Silverlight installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) component due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to predict memory offsets in a call stack and bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) feature, resulting in the disclosure of memory contents.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Silverlight 5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94010

File Name: macosx_ms16-120.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 1/22/2021

Dependencies: macosx_silverlight_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3209


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:silverlight

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, MacOSX/Silverlight/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3209

BID: 93385

MSFT: MS16-120

IAVA: 2016-A-0278-S

MSKB: 3193713