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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows VBScript Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031887
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0032   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1; and prior service packs
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 HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An application or Microsoft Office document with an embedded ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" can also trigger this flaw.

Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML 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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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