Windows Help and Support Center -FromHCP URL whitelist bypass

2010-06-15T00:00:00
ID SAINT:3B46CFB2D4C3EBFC228A16FC6CC49E11
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2010-06-15T00:00:00

Description

Added: 06/15/2010
CVE: CVE-2010-1885
BID: 40725
OSVDB: 65264

Background

The Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center is a resource in Microsoft Windows operating systems for online help, support, tools, how-to articles, and other resources.

Problem

A vulnerability in Windows Help and Support Center allows command execution when a user loads a specially crafted HCP URL resulting in a bypass of the whitelist restrictions provided by the **-FromHCP** option.

Resolution

Apply the fix referenced in Microsoft Security Bulletin 10-042.

References

<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/578319>
<http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/511774>

Limitations

Exploit works on Windows XP SP3 and requires a user to open the exploit page in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 8 will pop up security prompts during the exploiting process asking permissions for execution operations. The target user must grant these operations.

Exploit requires the ability to bind to port 69/UDP on the SAINTexploit host.

Platforms

Windows XP