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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11286


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11286

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-060.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.34 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/02/28

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2002/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0974

BID: 5478

OSVDB: 3001

MSFT: MS02-060

MSKB: 328940