Windows Speculative Execution Configuration Check

medium Nessus Plugin ID 132101
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The remote host has not properly mitigated a series of speculative execution vulnerabilities.


The remote host has not properly mitigated a series of known speculative execution vulnerabilities. It, therefore, may be affected by :
- Branch Target Injection (BTI) (CVE-2017-5715)
- Bounds Check Bypass (BCB) (CVE-2017-5753)
- Rogue Data Cache Load (RDCL) (CVE-2017-5754)
- Rogue System Register Read (RSRE) (CVE-2018-3640)
- Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) (CVE-2018-3639)
- L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) (CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646)
- Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) (CVE-2019-11091)
- Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS) (CVE-2018-12126)
- Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS) (CVE-2018-12127)
- Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS) (CVE-2018-12130)
- TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) (CVE-2019-11135)


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132101

File Name: microsoft_windows_spec_execution.nbin

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/18/2019

Updated: 11/8/2021

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, microsoft_windows_env_vars.nasl, smb_enum_services.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-3615


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, Host/cpu/processor_identifier

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11135

BID: 102371, 102378, 104232, 105080, 108330