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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows VBScript Scripting Engine Memory Object Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032895
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032895
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2372   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 14 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows VBScript Scripting Engine. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content or ActiveX control marked as 'safe for initialization' that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary VBScript on the target user's system [CVE-2015-2372]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-066

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-066 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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