Security Update for Exchange (September 2018)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 117460


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the System user. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts. Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a specially crafted email be sent to a vulnerable Exchange server. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Exchange handles objects in memory.


Microsoft has released KB4458321 to address this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117460

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_exchange_oob.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/09/12

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 57033, 77910

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8154

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8154

BID: 104054

MSKB: 4458321

MSFT: MS18-4458321