Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 11 Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8240


This is a deprecated warning regarding the version of Microsoft Internet Explorer on the remote host; PVS cannot determine passively whether or not the browser has been patched.


Unpatched versions of Internet Explorer 6 through 11 contain a vulnerability that bypasses both of Windows' ASLP and DEP protections, though current attacks in the wild have been targeting versions 9 and onward. An attacker could leverage this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the user running the browser.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8240

File Name: 8240.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/04/29

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 4253

Nessus ID: 72605

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:internet_explorer

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/26

Exploitable With


Metasploit (windows/browser/ms14_012_cmarkup_uaf.rb)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0322

BID: 65551