MS KB2963983: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 73739


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is missing one of the workarounds referenced in Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983.

The remote Internet Explorer install is affected by an unspecified use-after-free vulnerability related to the VML and Flash components.
By exploiting this flaw, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.


Apply the IE settings and workarounds suggested by Microsoft in security advisory 2963983.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73739

File Name: smb_kb2963983.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/04/28

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 13855, 72879, 49675

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 9.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1776

BID: 67075

OSVDB: 106311

CERT: 222929

MSKB: 2963983