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Security bulletin

Security update available for RoboHelp for Word

Release date: February 14, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-04

CVE number: CVE-2012-0765

Platform: Windows

Summary

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 provided below.

Affected software versions

RoboHelp 9 (or 8) for Word on Windows

Solution

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 steps below:

  1. Back up the corresponding files provided in the APSB12-04.zip file, which can be found in the following folders:
    1. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WebHelp5Ext\template_stock
    2. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WebHelp5Ext\template_csh
    3. <Install Path>\RoboHELP\WildFireExt\template_stock
    4. <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.

Severity rating

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.

Details

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.

Acknowledgments

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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