MS05-054: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (905915)

high Nessus Plugin ID 20299
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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web client.


The remote host is missing IE Cumulative Security Update 905915.

The remote version of IE is vulnerable to several flaws that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20299

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-054.nasl

Version: 1.53

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/13/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, smb_nt_ms05-038.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/21/2005

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MS05-054 Microsoft Internet Explorer JavaScript OnLoad Handler Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1790, CVE-2005-2829, CVE-2005-2830, CVE-2005-2831, CVE-2006-0057

BID: 13799, 15823, 15825, 15827, 16409

MSFT: MS05-054

CERT: 887861, 998297

EDB-ID: 18365

MSKB: 905915