MS KB3118753: Update for ActiveX Kill Bits

High Nessus Plugin ID 87893


The remote Windows host is missing an update that disables selected ActiveX controls.


The remote Windows host is missing one or more kill bits for ActiveX controls that are known to contain vulnerabilities.

If any of these ActiveX controls are ever installed on the remote host, either now or in the future, they would expose the host to various security issues.

Note that the affected controls are from third-party vendors that have asked Microsoft to prevent their controls from being run in Internet Explorer.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87893

File Name: smb_kb3118753.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/01/13

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:TF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Reference Information

OSVDB: 133122

MSKB: 3118753