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MS08-022

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-022
Technical name:MS08-022
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in VBScript and JScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Remote Code Execution, Vulnerabilidad en los motores de secuencias de comandos en VBScript y JScript podría permitir la ejecución remota de código
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in different versions of VBScript and JScript on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:April 9, 2008
Detection updated on:April 9, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-022 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in different versions of VBScript and JScript on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS08-022 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by hosting a specially crafted website and enticing users into visiting it. In order to do so, a link to the malicious website can be distributed via email or instant messaging programs.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable versions of VBScript and JScript, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to check to access the web page for downloading the patch.

Moreover, bear in mind that this bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS06-023.