Security Updates for Internet Explorer (October 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118009

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 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)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4462926
-KB4462949
-KB4462923

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?554e569a

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb999f1f

http://www.nessus.org/u?07e1318e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118009

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_oct_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/10/09

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 93962, 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

CVSS v3.0

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

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