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

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 Enterprise More

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:
Virus Solution and Security Center

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.