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

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 :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11147 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4387

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0693