MS16-144: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3204059)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95764


The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote Windows host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3204059. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the most severe of which are remote code execution vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.

Note that security update 3208481 in MS16-144 must also be installed in order to fully resolve CVE-2016-7278 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95764

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-144.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2016/12/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 93962, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7202, CVE-2016-7278, CVE-2016-7279, CVE-2016-7281, CVE-2016-7282, CVE-2016-7283, CVE-2016-7284, CVE-2016-7287

BID: 94042, 94716, 94719, 94722, 94723, 94724, 94725, 94726