MS KB2488013: Internet Explorer CSS Import Rule Processing Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 51587


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web browser.


The remote host is missing one of the workarounds referenced in KB 2488013.

The remote version of IE reportedly fails to correctly process certain specially crafted Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which could result in arbitrary code execution on the remote system.


Apply Microsoft suggested workarounds.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51587

File Name: smb_kb2488013.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/01/20

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57276, 51162, 51903

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/WindowsVersion, SMB/Missing/MS11-003

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/08

Exploitable With


Metasploit (MS11-003 Microsoft Internet Explorer CSS Recursive Import Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3971

BID: 45246

CERT: 634956

EDB-ID: 15708, 15746

Secunia: 42510

MSKB: 2488013