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CVE-2004-0474 Detail

Description

Help Center (HelpCtr.exe) may allow remote attackers to read or execute arbitrary files via an "http://" or "file://" argument to the topic parameter in an hcp:// URL. NOTE: since the initial report of this problem, several researchers have been unable to reproduce this issue.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/07/2004

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-0474
Original release date:
07/07/2004
Last revised:
07/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.1 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-02/0440.html Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source FULLDISC 20040210 Re: HelpCtr - allow open any page or run
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-02/0450.html External Source FULLDISC 20040210 Re: HelpCtr - allow open any page or run
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-02/0688.html External Source FULLDISC 20040213 Re: HelpCtr - allow open any page or run
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107652584102003&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20040211 Re: HelpCtr - allow open any page or run
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/353248 Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20040207 HelpCtr - allow open any page or run
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9621 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 9621
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15101 External Source XF winxp-helpctr-hcp-xss(15101)

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