MS04-015: Microsoft Help Center Remote Code Execution (840374)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host contains bugs in the Microsoft Help and Support Center
in the way it handles HCP URL validation. (840374)

An attacker could use this bug to execute arbitrary commands on the
remote host. To exploit this bug, an attacker would need to lure a user
of the remote host into visiting a rogue website or to click on a link
received in an email.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms04-015

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003 and XP.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 12235 ()

Bugtraq ID: 10321

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0199