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Windows XP IE HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1963

Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by using the "Related Topics" command in the Help ActiveX Control (hhctrl.ocx) to open a Help popup window containing the PCHealth tools.htm file in the local zone and injecting Javascript to be executed as demonstrated using "writehta.txt" and the ADODB recordset which saves a .HTA file to the local system aka the "HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-1043
Product(s):