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Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center Vulnerability

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of a vulnerability affecting the Mircosoft Windows Help and Support Center. This vulnerability is due to improper sanitization of hcp:// URIs. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#578319 and implement the workarounds to help mitigate the risks and reduce attack vectors.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.