Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 76056


The remote host has Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) for Microsoft Internet Explorer enabled.


The remote host has Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) enabled for the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.

Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) is an added layer of protection first added in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 that provides a security feature set that includes :

- individual browser tabs can be run in 64-bit mode, increasing the effectiveness of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)

- better access protection for files via a broker process

- untrusted web pages cannot access domain credentials

Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer running in 'Metro style' uses Enhanced Protected Mode by default.



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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 76056

File Name: smb_explorer_epm_enabled.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/14

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

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