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MS15-019: Description of the security update for VBScript 5.6 Scripting Engine: March 10, 2015

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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:International Support

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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.

Windows Server 2003 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the "SP requirement" and "Service branch" columns.
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1293,16811-Feb-201502:14x64NoneNot Applicable
Vbscript.dll5.6.0.8854663,04011-Feb-201502:12x64SP2SP2QFE
Wvbscript.dll5.6.0.8854401,40811-Feb-201502:12x86SP2SP2QFE\WOW

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1221,48816-May-201403:14x86NoneNot Applicable
Vbscript.dll5.6.0.8854401,40811-Feb-201502:06x86SP2SP2QFE

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1501,55211-Feb-201502:14IA-64NoneNot Applicable
Vbscript.dll5.6.0.88541,118,72011-Feb-201502:12IA-64SP2SP2QFE
Wvbscript.dll5.6.0.8854401,40811-Feb-201502:12x86SP2SP2QFE\WOW
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