Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) Detection
Info Nessus Plugin ID 76056
SynopsisThe remote host has Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) for Microsoft Internet Explorer enabled.
DescriptionThe 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.