Adobe RoboHelp for Word Unspecified XSS (APSB12-04) (credentialed check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58171


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of RoboHelp on the remote host contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in its WordHelp output. An attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser in the context of the affected site and to steal cookie-based authentication credentials.

Note that this plugin checks for a version of RoboHelp that would generate WordHelp projects with a cross-site scripting vulnerability rather than published projects with the vulnerability.


Apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above. Once the patch is applied, all WordHelp files need to be regenerated.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58171

File Name: robohelp_apsb12_04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/02/29

Modified: 2015/02/13

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:robohelp

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0765

BID: 52008

OSVDB: 79251

IAVB: 2012-B-0022

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990