MS KB3018943: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer

critical Nessus Plugin ID 79444
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Synopsis

The remote Windows host has a browser plugin that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The remote host is missing KB3018943. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player due to the processing of a dereferenced memory pointer.

Solution

Install Microsoft KB3018943.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-26.html

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityAdvisories/2016/2755801

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3018943/microsoft-security-advisory-update-for-vulnerabilities-in-adobe-flash

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 79444

File Name: smb_kb3018943.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/25/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-8439

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8439

BID: 71289

MSKB: 3018943