MS14-011: Description of the security update for Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) 5.8: February 11, 2014

Applies to: Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-011. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

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Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) 5.8 installed on the computer.

VBScript 5.8 is installed by the following:
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Windows 7 (x86-based and x64-based)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64-based and Itanium-based)
  • Windows 8 (x86-based and x64-based)
  • Windows RT
  • Windows 2012 (x64-based)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86-based and x64-based)
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows 2012 R2 (x64-based)
To determine the version of VBScript that is installed on the computer, follow these steps:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Locate the following directory:
    %systemroot% \System32
  3. Right-click the Vbscript.dll file, and then click

  4. Click the Details tab to view the contents of the File Version field. For example, the file version may be 5.8.6001.18702.
If the file version starts with 5.8, as it does in the example, VBScript 5.8 is installed on the computer.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
981332 MS10-022: Description of the security update for Visual Basic Scripting (VBScript) 5.8: April 13, 2010

Removal information

To remove this security update, do one of the following:
  • Use the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
  • Use the Spuninst.exe utility that is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB981332$\Spuninst folder.
  • WUSA.exe does not support uninstalling updates. To uninstall an update that was installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.


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). Note that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.