IE Compiled HTML May Run Unauthorized Code
Reported June 2 by Microsoft
VERSIONS EFFECTED Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.x DESCRIPTION
According to Microsoft"s bulletin, "If a compiled HTML Help (.chm) file were referenced by a malicious web site, it could potentially be used to launch code on a visiting user’s computer without the user’s approval. Such code could take any actions that the user could take, including adding, changing or deleting data, or communicating with a remote web site."
- Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01, 5.0, or 5.01 running on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows NT 4.0:
- Internet Explorer 5.01 on Windows 2000:
. See Q259166 for more details.
Discovered and reported by Microsoft