Security Updates for Internet Explorer (May 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 136512

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 in the way that the MSHTML engine improperly validates input. An attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2020-1064)

- 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-2020-1062, CVE-2020-1092)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the VBScript engine handles 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-2020-1035, CVE-2020-1058, CVE-2020-1060, CVE-2020-1093)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4556798
-KB4556836
-KB4556846
-KB4556860

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cf75f677

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4556846/windows-8-1-kb4556846

http://www.nessus.org/u?20528be0

http://www.nessus.org/u?1fb03be9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 136512

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_may_internet_explorer.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/12/2020

Updated: 6/12/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1062

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

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: 5/12/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1035, CVE-2020-1058, CVE-2020-1060, CVE-2020-1062, CVE-2020-1064, CVE-2020-1092, CVE-2020-1093

MSKB: 4556860, 4556846, 4556836, 4556798

MSFT: MS20-4556860, MS20-4556846, MS20-4556836, MS20-4556798

IAVA: 2020-A-0208-S