Be careful of Windows XP's F1 Help Bug

According to iSEC's advisory, the attacker needs to elicit some cooperation from the user: The attack pops up a Windows very simple messagebox, loaded with VBScript

When the user presses F1, IE will load an attacker-supplied .HLP file with winhlp32.exe. iSEC also notes a stack overflow vulnerability in winhlp32 that they could use.

Microsoft confirmed a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 that could allow remote code execution on Windows XP.

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