Microsoft HTML Help Workshop .CNT files buffer overflow
|ms-help-workshop-cnt-bo (31555)||High Risk|
Microsoft HTML Help Workshop is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of help contents files (.CNT). By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .CNT file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the victim. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending the malicious file to a victim as an email attachment or hosting it on a Web site.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jan 17 2007 - 14:57:04 CST : Microsoft Help Workshop .CNT contents files buffer overflow vulnerability.
- Microsoft Corporation Web site: Microsoft HTML Help Workshop.
- BID-22100: Microsoft Help Workshop .CNT File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0352: Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Help Workshop 4.03.0002 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .cnt file composed of lines that begin with an integer followed by a space and a long string.
- OSVDB ID: 31898: Microsoft Help Workshop Crafted .cnt File Handling Overflow
- SA23862: Microsoft Help Workshop Two Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1017530: Microsoft Help Workshop Buffer Overflow in Processing `.CNT` Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Microsoft HTML Help Workshop 4.03.0002
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2003
- Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 SP6
Jan 17, 2007
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