Security Updates for Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 (September 2018) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 119239
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Synopsis

The remote Windows host is missing a microcode update.

Description

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, missing microcode updates to address Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715: Branch Target Injection) vulnerability.

Solution

Microsoft has released security updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cd8152ab

http://www.nessus.org/u?8c467280

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119239

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_microcode.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/27/2018

Updated: 4/20/2021

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5715

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 9/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

MSKB: 4091664

MSFT: MS18-4091664