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Microsoft Windows VBScript/JScript Remote Code Execution Vulnerability( 09 April 2008 )

Last Update Date: 28 Jan 2011 Release Date: 9 Apr 2008 3507 Views

RISK: Medium Risk

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the VBScript and JScript scripting engines decode script in Web pages. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted file or visited a Web site that is running specially crafted script. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.


  • Remote Code Execution

System / Technologies affected

  • VBScript 5.1 and JScript 5.1
    - Microsoft Windows 2000
  • VBScript 5.6 and JScript 5.6
    - Microsoft Windows 2000
    - Windows XP
    - Windows Server 2003


Before installation of the software, please visit the software manufacturer web-site for more details.

Download locations for this patch

Vulnerability Identifier


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