MS KB2847140: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (deprecated)
High Nessus Plugin ID 66329
SynopsisThe remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is missing one of the workarounds referenced in KB 2847140.
The remote version of IE reportedly has a use-after-free flaw related to how CGenericElement objects are handled that could result in arbitrary code execution on the remote system.
This plugin has been deprecated due to the publication of MS13-038.
Microsoft has released updates that make the workarounds unnecessary.
To check for those, use Nessus plugin ID 66413.
SolutionApply the IE settings workarounds suggested by Microsoft in the advisory, or apply the MSHTML Shim workaround in the Microsoft 'Fix it' solution.