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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Script Engine Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows VBScript Engine Object Memory Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040655
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1004   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 10 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, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511, 2016, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709
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 specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user via Internet Explorer (IE), will trigger an object memory handling flaw in the VBScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. This can also be exploited via an embedded ActiveX control marked 'safe for initialization' in an application or Microsoft Office document hosting the IE rendering engine.

Anonymous (via Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative) and Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team 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.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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