|MS16-086||Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript (3169996)||VBScript 5.7||Critical||13-07-2016|
Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a vulnerability in the JScript and VBScript scripting engines in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted website. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the JScript and VBScript scripting engines handle objects in memory.
Further information on this exploit is available at : MS16-086
Affected SoftwareVBScript 5.7