MS02-060: Flaw in WinXP Help center could enable file deletion (328940)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary files can be deleted on the remote host through the web
client.

Description :

There is a security vulnerability in the remote Windows XP Help and
Support Center which can be exploited by an attacker to delete arbitrary
files on this host.

To do so, an attacker needs to create malicious web pages that must be
visited by the owner of the remote system.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f4fd6b0

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11286 ()

Bugtraq ID: 5478

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0974