Security Updates for Internet Explorer (January 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 132868
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

The Internet Explorer installation on the remote host is missing a security update.

Description

The Internet Explorer installation on the remote host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- 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-2020-0640)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4534251
-KB4534283
-KB4534297
-KB4534303
-KB4534310

See Also

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4534297/windows-8-1-kb4534297

http://www.nessus.org/u?5bc50ca4

http://www.nessus.org/u?59dbd028

http://www.nessus.org/u?6d835d75

http://www.nessus.org/u?27812eb5

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132868

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_jan_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/14/2020

Updated: 2/14/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-0640

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: 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: 1/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0640

MSKB: 4534297, 4534310, 4534251, 4534303, 4534283

MSFT: MS20-4534297, MS20-4534310, MS20-4534251, MS20-4534303, MS20-4534283