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

High Nessus Plugin ID 47710


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


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

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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47710

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-042.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/07/13

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/10

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Help Center XSS and Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1885

BID: 40725

CERT: 578319

EDB-ID: 13808

IAVA: 2010-A-0095

MSFT: MS10-042

MSKB: 2229593