MS09-055: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (973525)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42111
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The remote Windows host has multiple ActiveX controls that are affected by multiple code execution vulnerabilities.


Microsoft ActiveX controls that were compiled using the vulnerable Active Template Library described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-035 have remote code execution vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit them to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into requesting a maliciously crafted web page.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42111

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-055.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/13/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/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: 10/13/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2493

BID: 35828

MSFT: MS09-055

MSKB: 973525

CERT: 456745

CWE: 264