Microsoft Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2/Server 2008 SP2/Vista SP2 Internet Messaging API File information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in Microsoft Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2/Server 2008 SP2/Vista SP2 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component Internet Messaging API. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (File). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was released 10/11/2016 as MS16-126 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-3298 since 03/15/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 94011 (MS16-118: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3192887)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100297 (Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS16-118)).

Applying the patch MS16-126 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at technet.microsoft.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (94011). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 92553, 92554, 92555 and 92556.

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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

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Name: File
Class: Information disclosure / File
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Nessus ID: 94011
Nessus Name: MS16-118: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3192887)
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Patch: MS16-126

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com
Product: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS16-126
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-3298 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036992
SecurityFocus: 93392 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2016-3298 Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20140213
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Created: 10/12/2016 10:56 AM
Updated: 09/23/2022 10:13 AM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore source_cve_nvd_summary source_sectracker
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