Vulnerability Note VU#920060
Microsoft Windows HTML Help component fails to properly validate input data
There is a vulnerability in the HTML Help component of Microsoft Windows that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.
Microsoft HTML Help provides a standard help system for the Windows operating system. There is a vulnerability in the way certain input data is processed by the HTML Help component. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute code of the attacker's choice if the attacker can convince the victim to view a specially crafted HTML document or click on a specially crafted URL in an HTML email message. For more information, please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-023.
By convincing a victim to view a specially crafted HTML document or click on a specially crafted URL in an HTML email message, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the victim's system.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Jul 2004|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft. In turn, Microsoft credits Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com for reporting this vulnerability to them.
This document was written by Damon Morda and based on information provided by Microsoft.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0201
- Date Public: 13 Jul 2004
- Date First Published: 14 Jul 2004
- Date Last Updated: 14 Jul 2004
- Severity Metric: 30.37
- Document Revision: 14
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