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Flaw in WinXP Help center could enable file deletion Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for MS Hotfix Q328940

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary files can be deleted on the remote host through the web client.

Description :

There is a security vulnerability in the remote Windows XP Help and Support
Center which can be exploited by a possible hacker to delete arbitrary file
on this host.

To do so, a possible hacker needs to create malicious web pages that must
be visited by the owner of the remote system.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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