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Buffer Overrun in Windows Help (825119) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix 825119

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Help service.

Description :

A security vulnerability exists in the Windows Help Service that could allow
arbitrary code execution on an affected system. A possible hacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability could be able to run code with Local System on
this host.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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