Intrusion Prevention

MS.Help.Workshop.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles
a malicious ".hhp" file with too long "OPTIONS" fields. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted ".hhp" file.

Affected Products

Microsoft HTML Help Workshop 4.74.8702.0 and earlier versions.

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to a non-vulnerable version.

CVE References

CVE-2006-0564

Other References

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