Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 through 11 and the Internet Messaging API in Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1 allow remote attackers to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a crafted web site, aka "Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability."
Published 2016-10-14 02:59:14
Updated 2024-07-02 12:23:15
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Vulnerability category: Information leak

CVE-2016-3298 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Internet Explorer Messaging API Information Disclosure Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Microsoft Internet Messaging API improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could allow the attacker to test for the presence of files on disk.
Added on 2022-05-24 Action due date 2022-06-14

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-3298

59.86%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-3298

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.6
LOW AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
4.9
2.9
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.6
3.6
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST 2024-07-02

References for CVE-2016-3298

Products affected by CVE-2016-3298

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