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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security update available for RoboHelp for Word
16 February 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe RoboHelp
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0765
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Security update available for RoboHelp for Word
Release date: February 14, 2012
Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-04
CVE number: CVE-2012-0765
This update addresses an important vulnerability in RoboHelp 9 (or 8) for Word
on Windows. A specially crafted URL could be used to create a cross-site
scripting attack on Web-based output generated using RoboHelp for Word. Adobe
recommends users update their product installation using the instructions
AFFECTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS
RoboHelp 9 (or 8) for Word on Windows
Adobe recommends users update their RoboHelp for Word installations by applying
the relevant updates using the instructions below:
RoboHelp for Word
Download the APSB12-04.zip file.
To apply the update to your RoboHelp 9 (or 8) for Word installation, follow the
1. Back up the corresponding files provided in the APSB12-04.zip file,
which can be found in the following folders:
a. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WebHelp5Ext\template_stock
b. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WebHelp5Ext\template_csh
c. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WildFireExt\template_stock
d. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WildFireExt\template_csh
2. Unzip the patch file. Replace the old files with the updated
files provided in the patch.
3. Regenerate the outputs.
Adobe categorizes this as an important update and recommends that users apply
the latest update for their product installation by following the instructions
in the "Solution" section above.
This update addresses an important vulnerability (CVE-2012-0765) in RoboHelp 9
(or 8) for Word on Windows. A specially crafted URL could be used to create a
cross-site scripting attack on Web-based output generated using RoboHelp for
Word. Adobe recommends users update their product installation using the
instructions provided above.
Adobe would like to thank David Damstra of CU*Answers for reporting this issue
(CVE-2012-0765) and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.
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