MS15-079: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3082442)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85333


The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3082442. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the majority of which are remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website.

Note that the majority of the vulnerabilities addressed by Cumulative Security Update 3082442 are mitigated by the Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) mode which is enabled by default on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85333

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-079.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2452

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2423, CVE-2015-2441, CVE-2015-2442, CVE-2015-2443, CVE-2015-2444, CVE-2015-2445, CVE-2015-2446, CVE-2015-2447, CVE-2015-2448, CVE-2015-2449, CVE-2015-2450, CVE-2015-2451, CVE-2015-2452

BID: 76188, 76189, 76190, 76191, 76192, 76193, 76194, 76195, 76196, 76197, 76198, 76199, 76202

MSFT: MS15-079

MSKB: 3078071, 3081436