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Issues with Version 5.x Scripting engines from Microsoft?

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Hello,
 We have a number of NT4 servers runing the IIS that comes with the NT option pack. We would like to run a more recent version of the VB Scripting engine (to get the class support). The IIS 4.0 scripting engine is version 3 I think, but its possible to download and install a later scripting engine from microsoft from http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting.  

So the question is - are there any know security implications with doing this? Are there any know problems related to the version 5.x scripting engines? I have searched around, but mostly references to version 5.x scripting engines are related to IIS 5.0 and Win2k, we would like to continue to run NT 4.0 at least for the next few months.

Thanks in adavnce,
Nicholas Waltham
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-I personally have never heard of a security issue , or any other issue as a matter of fact related to the version of the scripting engine running on an NT machine.
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> are there any known security implications with doing this?

Yes, you can "improve" your security by upgrading to the most-current version of the software.
Since it is a "free" upgrade, it's likely that the older
versions don't get as much attention from Microsoft's
software developers -- only the newest version gets all(!)
of the "security-related" patches.
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Thanks for your help,
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