Flaw in Windows Me Could Enable Code Execution

By Thomas McGuire on
Help & Support Center provides a centralized facility through which users can obtain assistance on a variety of topics. For instance, it provides product documentation, assistance in determining hardware compatibility, access to Windows Update, online help from Microsoft, & other assistance. Users & programs can execute URL links to Help & Support Center by using the "hcp://" prefix in a URL link instead of "http://". A security vulnerability is present in the Windows Me version of Help & Support Center, & results because the URL Handler for the "hcp://" prefix contains an unchecked buffer.

Affected Software:
Microsoft Windows Me

Patch availability:
Microsoft Windows Me

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