MS17-006: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (4013073)

high Nessus Plugin ID 97729


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


The version of Internet Explorer installed on the remote Windows host is missing Cumulative Security Update 4013073. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the most severe of which are remote code execution vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities 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 9, 10, and 11.

Note that security update 3218362 in MS17-006 must also be installed in order to fully resolve CVE-2017-0008 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97729

File Name: smb_nt_ms17-006.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/14/2017

Updated: 5/25/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0149


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0037

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: 3/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2017

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 4/18/2022, 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0008, CVE-2017-0009, CVE-2017-0012, CVE-2017-0018, CVE-2017-0033, CVE-2017-0037, CVE-2017-0040, CVE-2017-0049, CVE-2017-0059, CVE-2017-0130, CVE-2017-0149, CVE-2017-0154

BID: 96073, 96077, 96085, 96086, 96087, 96088, 96094, 96095, 96645, 96647, 96724, 96766