86768 : Microsoft Windows Help File Viewer (winhlp32.exe) HLP File Handling Buffer Overflow
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This vulnerability has been flagged as being a Myth/Fake.

Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-10-28

Description

Microsoft Windows contains an overflow condition in the Windows Help facility. The issue is triggered as the Windows Help File Viewer (winhlp32.exe) does not properly validate user-supplied input when parsing Windows Help files. With a specially crafted HLP file, a context-dependent attacker can cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or potentially execution of arbitrary code.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: None Required
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Disputed, Uncoordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Myth / Fake

Solution

The reported vulnerability has been determined to be incorrect. No solution is required.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Windows Help
5.1.2600

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

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