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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-041: Security Update for
.NET Framework (3148789)
13 April 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft .NET Framework
Operating System: Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0148
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-041: Security Update for .NET Framework
Bulletin Number: MS16-041
Bulletin Title: Security Update for .NET Framework
KB Article: 3148789
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The
vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker with access to
the local system executes a malicious application.
This security update is rated Important for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 and
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on affected releases of Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1
.NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0148
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft .NET Framework
fails to properly validate input before loading libraries. An attacker who
successfully exploited this vulnerability could take control of an affected
system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;
or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are
configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than
users who operate with administrative user rights.
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first need to access the local
system with the ability to execute a malicious application. The security
update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how .NET validates input on
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
.NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2016-0148 Yes No
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