MS15-066: Vulnerability in VBScript could allow remote code execution: July 14, 2015

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise More

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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More information about this security update



The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.
  • 3068364 MS15-066: Description of the security update for the VBScript 5.8 scripting engine: July 14, 2015 
  • 3068368 MS15-066: Description of the security update for the VBScript 5.7 scripting engine: July 14, 2015
  • 3068404 MS15-066: Description of the security update for the VBScript 5.6 scripting engine: July 14, 2015

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