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

High Nessus Plugin ID 12235


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12235

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.34 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/05/11

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/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: 2004/05/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0199

BID: 10321

OSVDB: 6053

CERT: 484814

MSFT: MS04-015

MSKB: 840374