MS12-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2699988)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59455
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The remote host is affected by code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote host is missing Internet Explorer (IE) Security Update 2699988.

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59455

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-037.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS12-037 Microsoft Internet Explorer Fixed Table Col Span Heap Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1523, CVE-2012-1858, CVE-2012-1872, CVE-2012-1873, CVE-2012-1874, CVE-2012-1875, CVE-2012-1876, CVE-2012-1877, CVE-2012-1878, CVE-2012-1879, CVE-2012-1880, CVE-2012-1881, CVE-2012-1882

BID: 53841, 53842, 53843, 53844, 53845, 53847, 53848, 53866, 53867, 53868, 53869, 53870, 53871

EDB-ID: 19777, 20174, 24017, 33944, 35815

MSFT: MS12-037

MSKB: 2699988