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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119239


The remote Windows host is missing a microcode update.


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119239

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_microcode.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/11/27

Updated: 2019/07/09

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 93962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5715

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2018/09/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

MSKB: 4091664

MSFT: MS18-4091664