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MS10-042: Vulnerability in Help and Support Center could allow remote code execution

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-042. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Fix it for me
The fixit solution described in this section is not intended to be a replacement for any security update. We recommend that you always install the latest security updates. However, we offer this fixit solution as a workaround option for some scenarios.

For more information about this workaround, visit the following Microsoft security bulletin webpage: The bulletin provides more information about the workaround, including the following:
  • The scenarios in which you might apply or disable the workaround.
  • How to manually apply the workaround.
To apply this workaround automatically, click the Fix this problem link under the "Enable this fix" heading. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard.

To undo the fix and restore the original settings, click the Fix this problem link under the "Disable this fix" heading. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard.
Enable this fixDisable this fix

Notes
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
FILE INFORMATION
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (RTM, SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the "SP requirement" and "Service branch" columns.
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Helpsvc.exe5.1.2600.3720743,93614-Jun-201014:30x86SP2SP2GDR
Helpsvc.exe5.1.2600.3720744,44814-Jun-201015:13x86SP2SP2QFE
Helpsvc.exe5.1.2600.5997744,44814-Jun-201014:31x86SP3SP3GDR
Helpsvc.exe5.1.2600.5997744,44814-Jun-201014:38x86SP3SP3QFE

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 and of Windows XP Professional x64 edition

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.47261,591,29616-Jun-201023:18x64SP2SP2GDR
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.47261,591,29616-Jun-201023:14x64SP2SP2QFE

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.4726762,88015-Jun-201014:49x86SP2SP2GDR
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.4726762,88015-Jun-201014:40x86SP2SP2QFE

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.47262,319,87216-Jun-201023:16IA-64SP2SP2GDR
Helpsvc.exe5.2.3790.47262,319,87216-Jun-201023:13IA-64SP2SP2QFE
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Article ID: 2229593 - Last Review: 07/18/2012 19:52:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

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