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: 1/20/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2010

Exploitable With


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3971

BID: 45246

CERT: 634956

Secunia: 42510

MSKB: 2488013