This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability description was updated on May 8, 2018 according to Microsoft advisory.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the VBScript engine. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website or open a malicious Office file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against victims in Asia region. The vulnerability is dubbed "double play".
Install updates from vendor's website.
Windows: 7, 10, RT 8.1
Windows Live Messenger: 8.1
Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.