MS10-042: Vulnerability in Help and Support Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2229593)
High Nessus Plugin ID 47710
SynopsisIt is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host through the Windows Help and Support Center feature.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2003.