MS KB2942844: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer

critical Nessus Plugin ID 73418


The remote host has an ActiveX control installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host is missing KB2942844. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A use-after-free error exists that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-0506)

- A buffer overflow error exists that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-0507)

- An unspecified error exists that could allow a security bypass leading to information disclosure.

- An unspecified error exists that could allow cross- site scripting attacks. (CVE-2014-0509)


Install Microsoft KB2942844.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73418

File Name: smb_kb2942844.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/8/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0506

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/WindowsVersion

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0506, CVE-2014-0507, CVE-2014-0508, CVE-2014-0509

BID: 66208, 66699, 66701, 66703

MSKB: 2942844

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990