Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) Detection

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Synopsis :

The remote host has Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) for Microsoft
Internet Explorer enabled.

Description :

The remote host has Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) enabled for the
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.

Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) is an added layer of protection first
added in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 that provides a
security feature set that includes :

- individual browser tabs can be run in 64-bit mode,
increasing the effectiveness of Address Space Layout
Randomization (ASLR)

- better access protection for files via a broker process

- untrusted web pages cannot access domain credentials

Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer running in 'Metro style' uses
Enhanced Protected Mode by default.

See also :

Solution :


Risk factor :


Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 76056 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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