Security Updates for Internet Explorer (December 2017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105188

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 the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft browsers. 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-2017-11894, CVE-2017-11895, CVE-2017-11912, CVE-2017-11930)

- 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-2017-11887, CVE-2017-11906)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the scripting engine does not properly handle objects in memory in Microsoft browsers. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the users system.
(CVE-2017-11919)

- 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-2017-11886, CVE-2017-11890, CVE-2017-11901, CVE-2017-11903, CVE-2017-11907, CVE-2017-11913)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4054520
-KB4052978
-KB4054519
-KB4054518

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?47a822ee

http://www.nessus.org/u?b8a7a2b3

http://www.nessus.org/u?18bd5547

http://www.nessus.org/u?db8ca30f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105188

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_dec_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/12/12

Modified: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 13855, 57033, 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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11886, CVE-2017-11887, CVE-2017-11890, CVE-2017-11894, CVE-2017-11895, CVE-2017-11901, CVE-2017-11903, CVE-2017-11906, CVE-2017-11907, CVE-2017-11912, CVE-2017-11913, CVE-2017-11919, CVE-2017-11930

BID: 102045, 102046, 102047, 102053, 102054, 102058, 102062, 102063, 102078, 102082, 102091, 102092, 102093

MSKB: 4054520, 4052978, 4054519, 4054518

MSFT: MS17-4054520, MS17-4052978, MS17-4054519, MS17-4054518