MS15-019: Description of the security update for VBScript 5.7 Scripting Engine: March 10, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted website. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on by using administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then do the following:

  • Install programs

  • View, change, or delete data

  • Create new accounts that have full user rights

Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-019. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
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Local support according to your country:
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File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.


  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the "SP requirement" and "Service branch" columns.

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Spuninst.exe

6.3.4.1

293,168

12-Feb-2015

01:54

x64

None

Not Applicable

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

603,136

12-Feb-2015

01:53

x64

SP2

SP2QFE

Wvbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

12-Feb-2015

01:53

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Spuninst.exe

6.3.4.1

221,488

16-May-2014

03:14

x86

None

Not Applicable

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

12-Feb-2015

01:47

x86

SP2

SP2QFE

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Spuninst.exe

6.3.4.1

501,552

12-Feb-2015

01:54

IA-64

None

Not Applicable

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

1,154,560

12-Feb-2015

01:52

IA-64

SP2

SP2QFE

Wvbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

12-Feb-2015

01:52

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW


  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.6002.18xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.6002.23xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.19319

430,080

10-Feb-2015

02:09

x86

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

10-Feb-2015

01:35

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.19319

603,648

10-Feb-2015

01:51

x64

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

603,136

10-Feb-2015

01:27

x64

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.19319

430,080

10-Feb-2015

02:09

x86

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

10-Feb-2015

01:35

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.19319

1,153,024

10-Feb-2015

01:26

IA-64

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

1,154,560

10-Feb-2015

01:05

IA-64

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.19319

430,080

10-Feb-2015

02:09

x86

Vbscript.dll

5.7.6002.23629

434,176

10-Feb-2015

01:35

x86


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