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10.15.2003 - MS03-044: Buffer Overrun in Windows Help and Support Center Could Lead to System Compromise (825119)

View Microsoft related news. A security vulnerability exists in the Help and Support Center function which ships with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The affected code is also included in all other supported Windows operating systems, although no known attack vector has been identified at this time because the HCP protocol is not supported on those platforms. The vulnerability results because a file associated with the HCP protocol contains an unchecked buffer.

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a URL that, when clicked on by the user, could execute code of the attacker’s choice in the Local Computer security context. The URL could be hosted on a web page, or sent directly to the user in email. In the web based scenario, where a user then clicked on the URL hosted on a website, an attacker could have the ability to read or launch files already present on the local machine.

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NID: 1484 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team
Categories: Microsoft, Patches and Updates
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