Vulnerability Note VU#260588
Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center (HCP) fails to validate HCP URLs
A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists in the Help and Support Center (HCP). An attacker could compromise the victim's system by tricking them into visiting a malicious web site, or viewing a malicious email message.
A failure to filter special characters, such as quotes, from HCP URLs could lead to inject code into the . By tricking a victim in to visiting a malicious web site, or viewing a malicious email, the remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to remotely execute code in the "MyComputer" zone. The following systems are affected by this issue:
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code in the "MyComputer" zone with the privileges of the current user.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Apr 2004|
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Thanks to Jouko Pynnönen for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2003-0907
- Date Public: 13 Apr 2004
- Date First Published: 14 Apr 2004
- Date Last Updated: 14 Apr 2004
- Severity Metric: 35.10
- Document Revision: 2
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