MS09-072: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (976325)

high Nessus Plugin ID 43064
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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web browser.


The remote host is missing IE Security Update 976325.

The remote version of IE is affected by several vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and Windows 7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43064

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-072.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/8/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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: 12/8/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS09-072 Microsoft Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2493, CVE-2009-3671, CVE-2009-3672, CVE-2009-3673, CVE-2009-3674

BID: 35828, 37085, 37188, 37212, 37213

MSFT: MS09-072

MSKB: 976325

CERT: 456745, 515749

EDB-ID: 16547

CWE: 94, 264, 399