Security Updates for Internet Explorer (May 2017)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104893
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VPR Score: 9.4

Synopsis

The Internet Explorer installation on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Internet Explorer installation on the remote host is missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Edge handles objects in memory. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. (CVE-2017-0238)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory.
This vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-0226)

- A spoofing vulnerability exists when Microsoft browsers render SmartScreen Filter. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could trick a user by redirecting the user to a specially crafted website. The specially crafted website could then either spoof content or serve as a pivot to chain an attack with other vulnerabilities in web services. (CVE-2017-0231)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory.
The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. (CVE-2017-0222)

- A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that allows for bypassing Mixed Content warnings. This could allow for the loading of unsecure content (HTTP) from secure locations (HTTPS).
(CVE-2017-0064)

Solution

Microsoft has released security updates for the affected versions of Internet Explorer.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?09cc032f

http://www.nessus.org/u?d3c95ae3

http://www.nessus.org/u?89dd1a9e

http://www.nessus.org/u?5470f743

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104893

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_may_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/30/2017

Updated: 8/3/2018

Dependencies: smb_check_rollup.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0064, CVE-2017-0222, CVE-2017-0226, CVE-2017-0231, CVE-2017-0238

BID: 98121, 98127, 98139, 98173, 98237

MSKB: 4019215, 4019216, 4019264, 4018271

MSFT: MS17-4019215, MS17-4019216, MS17-4019264, MS17-4018271