MS16-128: Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3201860)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94340


The remote Windows host has a browser plugin installed that is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing KB3201860. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free error. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a website containing specially crafted Flash content, to dereference already freed memory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94340

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-128.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2018/01/16

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND


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:/a:adobe:flash_player

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7855

BID: 93861

OSVDB: 146300

MSFT: MS16-128

MSKB: 3201860