MS05-001: HTML Help Code Execution (890175)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16123


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


The remote host contains a version of the HTML Help ActiveX control 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16123

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.39 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/01/11

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1043

BID: 11467

OSVDB: 12840

MSFT: MS05-001

CERT: 972415

EDB-ID: 719

MSKB: 890175