KB4049179: Security update for Adobe Flash Player (October 2017)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103924


The remote Windows host has a browser plugin installed that is affected by a type confusion vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing security update KB4049179. It is, therefore, affected by an unspecified type confusion flaw that is caused by input not being properly validated. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a website containing specially crafted Flash content, to trigger the vulnerability and potentially execute arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103924

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_oct_4049179.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/10/18

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-11292

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11292

BID: 101286

MSFT: MS17-4049179