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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS16-003 Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3125540) VBScript 5.7 Critical 13-01-2016

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the VBScript engine renders when handling objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Detailed Information on the risk:

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked “safe for initialization” in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE 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 exploit the vulnerability.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS16-003

VBScript 5.7
VBScript 5.8

Affected Software

VBScript 5.7
VBScript 5.8