MS15-093: Security Update for Internet Explorer (3088903)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85540
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The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3088903. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a memory corruption issue caused by improper accessing of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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: 85540

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-093.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/19/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2502

BID: 76403

MSFT: MS15-093

MSKB: 3081444, 3087985