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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2002-0694
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:12:44
Published 10 Oct 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The HTML Help facility in Microsoft Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, Millennium Edition, NT 4.0, NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, Windows 2000, and Windows XP uses the Local Computer Security Zone when opening .chm files from the Temporary Internet Files folder, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via HTML mail that references or inserts a malicious .chm file containing shortcuts that can be executed, aka "Code Execution via Compiled HTML Help File."

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services

  • Microsoft Windows 98

  • Microsoft Windows 98se

  • Microsoft Windows Me

  • Microsoft Windows Nt 4.0

  • Microsoft Windows Xp


MS - MS02-055

XF - win-chm-code-execution(10254)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:02