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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows JScript/VBScript Engine Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036282
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036282
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3204   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1
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 a specially crafted web page that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object handling memory corruption error in the JScript/VBScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This can also be exploited via an application or Microsoft Office document with an embedded ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization".

Impact:   A remote user can create web 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/ms16-086

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-086 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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