Security Updates for Internet Explorer (October 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118009


The Internet Explorer installation on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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-2018-8460, CVE-2018-8491)


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118009

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_oct_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/10/09

Updated: 2019/11/01

Dependencies: 13855, 93962, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8460

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8460, CVE-2018-8491

MSKB: 4462926, 4462949, 4462923

MSFT: MS18-4462926, MS18-4462949, MS18-4462923