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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows VBScript Engine File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042118
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042118
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8544   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803, 2019
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows 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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This can also be exploited via an ActiveX control marked as "safe for initialization" in an application or via Microsoft Office document that hosts the Internet Explorer rendering engine.

Anonymous (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero, and Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team reported these vulnerabilities.

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.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8544

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8544 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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