MS05-026: Vulnerability in HTML Help Could Allow Remote Code Execution (896358)

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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 Help ActiveX control
that is vulnerable to a security flaw that could allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious
web page and entice a victim to visit this web page.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms05-026

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and
2003.

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: 18482 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13953

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1208