Reported February 8, 2005 by Microsoft

VERSIONS AFFECTED


  • Windows 2000 SP3 and SP4

  • Windows XP SP1 and SP2

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows Me and 9x

DESCRIPTION


An unchecked buffer exists in the Hyperlink Object Library which could allow an intruder to construct a hyperlink that, when clicked by a user, could allow the intruder to take complete control of a user's system.

VENDOR RESPONSE

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS05-015, "Vulnerability in Hyperlink Object Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (888113)," and an associated patch.

CREDIT

Anna Hollingzworth