Microsoft EMET < 5.5 Security Bypass Vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 88955


A toolkit for mitigating security vulnerabilities is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) installed on the remote host is prior to 5.5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to disable EMET, bypass its protection, and take control of the affected system.


Upgrade to Microsoft EMET version 5.5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88955

File Name: microsoft_emet_5_5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/02/25

Modified: 2016/02/29

Dependencies: 49675

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:enhanced_mitigation_experience_toolkit

Required KB Items: SMB/Microsoft/EMET/Path

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/23

Reference Information

IAVA: 2016-A-0054