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Published:

19 February 2008

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2008.0172 -- [Win]
          Patch available for RoboHelp Cross-Site Scripting issue
                             19 February 2008

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              RoboHelp 7
                      RoboHelp 6
Publisher:            Adobe
Operating System:     Windows Vista
                      Windows XP
                      Windows 2000
Impact:               Cross-site Scripting
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-0642

Original Bulletin:    
   http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-05.html

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Patch available for RoboHelp Cross-Site Scripting issue
Release date: February 12, 2008
Vulnerability identifier: APSB08-05
CVE number: CVE-2008-0642
Platform: All platforms
Affected software versions: RoboHelp 6, RoboHelp 7

Summary
   
   A specially crafted URL could be used to create a cross-site scripting 
   attack against files generated by RoboHelp 6 and RoboHelp 7.

Solution

   Adobe strongly recommends users update their RoboHelp 6 and Robohelp 7 
   installations.

   For RoboHelp 7:

     RoboHelp 7 users can utilize the product's automatic update facility 
     by selecting Help>Updates.

   For RoboHelp 6:

     To install for WebHelp and FlashHelp:

     1. Download the update file. This zip file has a few files in a folder 
        structure.

     2. The files in WebHelp5Ext\template_csh folder should be copied to 
        \robohtml\ WebHelp5Ext\template_csh.

     3. The files in WebHelp5Ext\template_stock folder should be copied to 
        \robohtml\ WebHelp5Ext\template_stock.

     4. The files in WildFireExt\template_csh folder should be copied to 
        \robohtml\WildFireExt\template_csh.

     5. The files in WildFireExt \template_stock folder should be copied to 
        \robohtml\ WildFireExt \template_stock.

     6. Restart RoboHelp.

     7. Re-generate RoboHelp content.

     8. Replace existing content with newly generated RoboHelp content.

   For customers who have customized templates - to manually update file(s) 
   for WebHelp and FlashHelp:

     1. Download and unzip the update file.

     2. Locate files to be patched in the unzipped folders which maps to 
        \RoboHTML\ (WebHelp5Ext and WildFireExt) folders.

     3. Note that various string assignment have been changed with the 
        IsInternal() and _textToHtml() function calls. Also note the 
        additions done to include whutils.js in few HTML templates.

     4. Incorporate these changes into your customized templates.

     5. Add the new function IsInternal() from whutils.js for both WebHelp 
        and FlashHelp.

     6. Restart RoboHelp.

     7. Regenerate output after these changes are done in the templates.

Severity rating

   Adobe categorizes this as an important issue and recommends affected 
   users patch their installations.

Details
 
   A specially crafted URL could be used to create a cross-site scripting 
   attack against files generated by RoboHelp. This issue is remotely 
   exploitable.

Acknowledgments

   Adobe would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of Google for reporting this 
   vulnerability and for working with us to help protect our customers' 
   security.

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