Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-030 - Important

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

Published: March 8, 2016

Version: 1.0

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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.

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