MS08-022: Vulnerability in the VBScript and JScript scripting engines could allow remote code execution

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-022. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update


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Known issues with this security update

Issue 1

Symptoms

You install this security update on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer that is running a version of Microsoft Internet Explorer that is earlier than Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5. When you do this, a script that uses features from VBScript 5.0 or a later version of VBScript does not work.

For example, you run a script that uses a feature that is provided by VBScript 5.0 or a later version of VBScript, such as RegExp. When you do this, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:



Library is not registered.

Cause

This issue occurs because the installer file for this security update does not add a registry entry that is associated with the new VBScript.dll file.


Workaround

To work around this issue, open a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

Regsvr32 vbscript.dll

Issue 2

A setup issue was causing the update for VBScript 5.6 and JScript 5.6 to not be offered, and not installed, if Windows Internet Explorer 7 is installed on the system. The solution is a detection change to this security update. Customers who have successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

05-Jan-2008

11:05

x86

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

05-Jan-2008

11:05

x86

For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows XP

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

450,560

18-Dec-2007

14:40

x86

SP2

SP2GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

417,792

18-Dec-2007

14:40

x86

SP2

SP2GDR

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

450,560

18-Dec-2007

14:32

x86

SP2

SP2QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

417,792

18-Dec-2007

14:32

x86

SP2

SP2QFE

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows XP Professional

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

998,912

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

662,016

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,424

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

662,528

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,936

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x64

SP2

SP2GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

663,040

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x64

SP2

SP2GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,936

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP2

SP2QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

663,040

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP2

SP2QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

08:34

x86

SP1

SP1GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

08:34

x86

SP1

SP1GDR

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

08:00

x86

SP1

SP1QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:54

x86

SP1

SP1QFE

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

08:34

x86

SP2

SP2GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

08:34

x86

SP2

SP2GDR

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

08:41

x86

SP2

SP2QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

08:41

x86

SP2

SP2QFE

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

998,912

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

662,016

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,424

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

662,528

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP1

SP1QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,936

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x64

SP2

SP2GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

663,040

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x64

SP2

SP2GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

23:10

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

999,936

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP2

SP2QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

663,040

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x64

SP2

SP2QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,304,576

14-Dec-2007

22:58

IA-64

SP1

SP1GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,116,160

14-Dec-2007

22:58

IA-64

SP1

SP1GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

22:58

x86

SP1

SP1GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,306,624

14-Dec-2007

23:00

IA-64

SP1

SP1QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,116,672

14-Dec-2007

23:00

IA-64

SP1

SP1QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

23:00

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

23:00

x86

SP1

SP1QFE\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,306,624

14-Dec-2007

23:09

IA-64

SP2

SP2GDR

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,116,672

14-Dec-2007

23:09

IA-64

SP2

SP2GDR

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

23:09

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

23:09

x86

SP2

SP2GDR\WOW

Jscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,306,624

14-Dec-2007

23:00

IA-64

SP2

SP2QFE

Vbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

1,116,672

14-Dec-2007

23:00

IA-64

SP2

SP2QFE

Wjscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

458,752

14-Dec-2007

23:00

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

Wvbscript.dll

5.6.0.8835

401,408

14-Dec-2007

23:00

x86

SP2

SP2QFE\WOW

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