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.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft. In turn, Microsoft credits Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com for reporting this vulnerability to them.
|Date First Published:||2004-07-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-07-14 14:17 UTC|