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vulnerability CVE-2008-0083

Windows: code execution via VBScript/JScript

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can create a HTML page containing a VBScript/JScript script encoded in a malicious way in order to execute code on victim's computer.
Vulnerable products: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP.
Severity of this weakness: 4/4.
Consequences of an attack: user access/rights.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 09/04/2008.
Références of this bulletin: 944338, BID-28551, CERTA-2008-AVI-193, CVE-2008-0083, MS08-022, VIGILANCE-VUL-7740.

Description of the vulnerability

VBScript and JScript scripts can be encoded to ensure that users cannot copy the code by looking at the source of the HTML page. Encoded scripts are decoded by VBScript.dll and JScript.dll.

However, when malformed data is decoded, a memory corruption can occur. This corruption leads to code execution.

An attacker can therefore create a HTML page containing a VBScript/JScript script encoded in a malicious way in order to execute code on victim's computer.
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