MS15-066: Description of the security update for the VBScript 5.8 scripting engine: July 14, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user goes to 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 with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs, could view, change, or delete data, or could create new accounts that have full user rights.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-066.

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Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
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Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

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Article ID: 3068364 - Last Review: Jul 14, 2015 - Revision: 1

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