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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows JScript/VBScript Engine Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034650
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034650
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0002   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows JScript/VBScript Engine. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML or an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" embedded in an application or Office document that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the VBScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

An anonymous contributor (via VeriSign iDefense Labs) 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 advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-003

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-003 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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