MS10-042: Vulnerability in Help and Support Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2229593)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host
through the Windows Help and Support Center feature.

Description :

The Windows Help and Support Center does not properly validate HCP
URLs, which are associated normally with the Windows Help and Support
Center.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into viewing a
specially crafted web page or clicking on a specially crafted link in
an email message, he can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary
code subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS10-042

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 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 : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 47710 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40725

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1885