Vulnerability Note VU#124460
Microsoft HTML Help Workshop buffer overflow
A buffer overflow in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft HTML Help provides a standard help system for the Windows operating system. HTML Help Workshop is a component of the software development kit for HTML Help. A lack of validation on the Contents file field within HTML Help Workshop Project files headers may allow a stack-based buffer overflow to occur. Note that Microsoft HTML Help Workshop is not installed by default on any version of Microsoft Windows.
Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.
By persuading a user to access a specially crafted HTML Help Workshop Project files (.hhp), a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
We are unaware of a practical solution to this problem, however we suggest the following workaround to reduce the chances of exploitation:
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||13 Feb 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by bratax.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0564
- Date Public: 06 Feb 2006
- Date First Published: 13 Feb 2006
- Date Last Updated: 14 Feb 2006
- Severity Metric: 17.08
- Document Revision: 51
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