Security Updates for Internet Explorer (May 2018)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109613
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

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 :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when affected Microsoft browsers improperly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the users system. (CVE-2018-1025)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Chakra improperly discloses the contents of its memory, which could provide an attacker with information to further compromise the users computer or data.
(CVE-2018-8145)

- 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-2018-0955, CVE-2018-8114, CVE-2018-8122)

- 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-2018-0954, CVE-2018-1022)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft browsers access objects in memory. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to 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-2018-8178)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4103730
-KB4103768
-KB4103718
-KB4103725

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a47bd1fd

http://www.nessus.org/u?e92a132a

http://www.nessus.org/u?9cd8d3d4

http://www.nessus.org/u?dba0079e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109613

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_may_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/8/2018

Updated: 4/5/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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: 5/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0954, CVE-2018-0955, CVE-2018-1022, CVE-2018-1025, CVE-2018-8114, CVE-2018-8122, CVE-2018-8145, CVE-2018-8178

MSKB: 4103730, 4103768, 4103718, 4103725

MSFT: MS18-4103730, MS18-4103768, MS18-4103718, MS18-4103725