Those authoring online help: issues with MS Service Pack 896358

Subject: Those authoring online help: issues with MS Service Pack 896358
From: "Kathleen" <keamac -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 09:24:14 -0700

Just a note to those of you who author online help and might not be
aware of problems associated with a recent Microsoft service pack:

The HATT list has had a series of posts about problems associated with
MS Service Pack 896358--you need to download a new version of HTML Help.
For more info see the posting and links below.



HTML-HELP security announcement from Microsoft was posted to on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 6:46 PM

Text follows:
This is a heads up that a new version of HTML Help has been released on
Windows Update today to address a security issue. You can find more
details in the bulletin at and the
KB article at You'll want to pay
particular attention to the KB article, which documents potential
application compatibility issues and their workarounds, when available.
Here's the text from the Windows Update item:
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
A security issue has been identified in the HTML Help component that
could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain
control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this
update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to
restart your computer.

Grant Hogarth
Technical Writer, Equis International
ghogarth -at- Equis -dot- com <mailto:ghogarth -at- Equis -dot- com> /
Grant -dot- Hogarth -at- Reuters -dot- com
Direct: (+1) 801.270.3180 Main Fax: 801.265.3999
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