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Code Execution via Compiled HTML Help File

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:403

The HTML Help facility in Microsoft Windows 98 98 Second Edition Millennium Edition NT 4.0 NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Windows 2000 and Windows XP uses the Local Computer Security Zone when opening .chm files from the Temporary Internet Files folder which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via HTML mail that references or inserts a malicious .chm file containing shortcuts that can be executed aka "Code Execution via Compiled HTML Help File."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2002-0694
Product(s):
  • HTML Help Facility