MS02-055: Unchecked Buffer in Windows Help Facility Could Enable Code Execution (323255)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web
client.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the HTML Helpfacility ActiveX
control module that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the remote host by constructing a malicious web page and enticing a
victim to visit it.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms02-055

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000 and XP.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11147 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4387
5872
5874

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0693
CVE-2002-0694