Security Updates for Internet Explorer (October 2017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104895

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 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-2017-11813, CVE-2017-11822)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly handles objects in memory.
An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the users system. (CVE-2017-11790)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. 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-2017-11793, CVE-2017-11810)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1d1a2595

http://www.nessus.org/u?e258896f

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c3325f2

http://www.nessus.org/u?86f61c93

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104895

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_oct_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/11/30

Updated: 2018/08/03

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 93962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11790, CVE-2017-11793, CVE-2017-11810, CVE-2017-11813, CVE-2017-11822

BID: 101077, 101081, 101083, 101122, 101141

MSKB: 4041681, 4041690, 4041693, 4040685

MSFT: MS17-4041681, MS17-4041690, MS17-4041693, MS17-4040685