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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-1043

Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by using the "Related Topics" command in the Help ActiveX Control (hhctrl.ocx) to open a Help popup window containing the PCHealth tools.htm file in the local zone and injecting Javascript to be executed, as demonstrated using "writehta.txt" and the ADODB recordset, which saves a .HTA file to the local system, aka the "HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2004-12-31 Last Update Date : 2021-07-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Server 2003 IE HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1349 windows
Windows 2000 IE HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2830 windows
Windows NT IE HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3496 windows
Windows XP IE HTML Help ActiveX control Cross Domain Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1963 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-1043

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP2 Tablet Pc * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 1
Microsoft Windows Xp 1

- References For CVE-2004-1043
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1349
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1963
MS MS05-001
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2830
CERT-VN VU#972415
XF ie-helpactivexcontrol-save-file(18311)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3496
CERT TA05-012B
BUGTRAQ 20041225 Microsoft Internet Explorer SP2 Fully Automated Remote Compromise

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-1043

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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