Security update for the Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: May 9, 2017

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 FoundationWindows Server 2008 Standard More

Summary


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the VBScript engine handles objects in memory when the engine is rendered in Internet Explorer. 
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer, and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control that is marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the Internet Explorer rendering engine.
The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could be used to exploit this vulnerability.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2017-0158.

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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 Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Deployment information


For deployment details for this security update, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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File Information



File information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows Server 2008 file information