Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-030 - Important

Security Update for Windows OLE to Address Remote Code Execution (3143136)

Published: March 8, 2016

Version: 1.0

Executive Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input. An attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to execute malicious code. However, an attacker must first convince a user to open either a specially crafted file or a program from either a webpage or an email message.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows OLE validates user input. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Vulnerability Information section.

For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3143136.

Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings

The following software versions or editions are affected. Versions or editions that are not listed are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

The severity ratings indicated for each affected software assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin’s release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the March bulletin summary.

Operating System Windows OLE Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0091 Windows OLE Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0092 Updates Replaced*
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows 7
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows Server 2012 R2
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows RT 8.1
Windows RT 8.1[1] (3139940) Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows 10
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems[2] (3140745) Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3135174
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems[2] (3140745) Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3135174
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems[2] (3140768) Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3140743
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems[2] (3140768) Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3140743
Server Core installation option
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3006226 in MS14-064
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3139940)
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
3072633 in MS15-075

[1]This update is available via Windows Update.

[2]Windows 10 updates are cumulative. In addition to containing non-security updates, they also contain all of the security fixes for all of the Windows 10-affected vulnerabilities shipping with the monthly security release. The update is available via the Windows Update Catalog.

Note Windows Server Technical Preview 4 is affected. Customers running these operating systems are encouraged to apply the update, which is available via Windows Update.

*The Updates Replaced column shows only the latest update in any chain of superseded updates. For a comprehensive list of updates replaced, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog, search for the update KB number, and then view update details (updates replaced information is provided on the Package Details tab).

Vulnerability Information

Multiple Windows OLE Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist when Microsoft Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input. An attacker could use the vulnerabilities to execute malicious code.

To exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker would have to convince a user to open either a specially crafted file or a program from either a webpage or an email message. The update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how Windows OLE validates user input.

The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability title CVE number Publicly disclosed Exploited
Windows OLE Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2016-0091 No No
Windows OLE Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2016-0092 No No

Mitigating Factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for these vulnerabilities.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for these vulnerabilities.

Security Update Deployment

For Security Update Deployment information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article referenced here in the Executive Summary.

Acknowledgments

Microsoft recognizes the efforts of those in the security community who help us protect customers through coordinated vulnerability disclosure. See Acknowledgments for more information.

Disclaimer

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions

  • V1.0 (March 8, 2016): Bulletin published.

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