Security Updates for Internet Explorer (February 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106804

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 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-2018-0866)

- 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-2018-0840)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4074598
-KB4074736
-KB4074593
-KB4074594

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ef621048

http://www.nessus.org/u?a005ee97

http://www.nessus.org/u?c58b06f4

http://www.nessus.org/u?5f04a219

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106804

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_feb_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/02/13

Modified: 2018/05/11

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 93962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.6

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2018/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0840, CVE-2018-0866

MSKB: 4074598, 4074736, 4074593, 4074594

MSFT: MS18-4074598, MS18-4074736, MS18-4074593, MS18-4074594