12840 : Microsoft Windows HTML Help Related Topics Arbitrary Command Execution
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-11-27

Description

Microsoft Windows contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. The issue is triggered due to the 'Related Topics' command in the Help ActiveX control ('hhctrl.ocx'). It is possible that the flaw may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted URL to open a help popup window and inject scripting code into that window, which could allow arbitrary command execution in the 'Local Machine' zone resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Windows XP
SP1
SP2
Windows Server 2003
SP0
SP0
Windows 2000
SP3
SP4
Windows 98
SP0
Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition
SP0
Windows ME
SP0
Windows 98 SE
SP0

References

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Snort

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Credit

  • Paul - paulgreyhats.cjb.net - Personal Site

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-06-17 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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