Microsoft Internet Explorer Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 22024


The remote host contains an unsupported version of Internet Explorer.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Microsoft Internet Explorer on the remote Windows host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Either Upgrade to a version of Internet Explorer that is currently supported or disable Internet Explorer on the target device.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22024

File Name: smb_explorer_version.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/11/2006

Updated: 6/28/2022

Asset Inventory: true

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported products.


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/registry_full_access, SMB/IE/Version

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0557