Microsoft Jscript 5.8 Denial Of Service Execute Code Memory corruption Vulnerability
9 Aug. 2016
The Microsoft (1) JScript 5.8 and (2) VBScript 5.7 and 5.8 engines, as used in Internet Explorer 9 through 11 and other products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-3206 and CVE-2016-3207.
* Microsoft Jscript 5.8
* Microsoft Vbscript 5.7
* Microsoft Vbscript 5.8
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows clients, and Moderate for Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows servers. For more information, see the Affected Software section.
The update addresses the vulnerabilities by:
Modifying how Internet Explorer handles objects in memory
Modifying how the JScript and VBScript scripting engines handle objects in memory
Correcting how Windows handles proxy discovery