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Vulnerability Score 5.1 5.1
CVE Id CVE-2004-0475
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:38:31
Published 07 Jul 2004 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity HIGH
Authentication NONE



The showHelp function in Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP Pro allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary local .CHM files via a double backward slash ("\\") before the target CHM file, as demonstrated using an "ms-its" URL to ntshared.chm. NOTE: this bug may overlap CVE-2003-1041.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Ie 6.0


XF - ie-showhelp-chm-execution(16147)

BID - 10348

BUGTRAQ - 20040513 Showhelp() local CHM file execution

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:38:37