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MS CHM library

Microsoft help files and technical documentation have been distributed in "compressed HTML" format for several years now. The documentation itself is, obviously, in HTML, and so would be useful on other platforms than Windows. chmlib makes it possible to write software that accesses the Web content stored in the file, either to extract or merely to view.

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  •  23 May 2009 16:01

    Release Notes: This is a minor bugfix release. It fixes some issues with some of the example programs and removes some bash-specific constructs from the user-contributed mozilla_helper.sh script.

    •  25 Jan 2007 06:15

      Release Notes: Stack-allocated buffers have been changed to heap-allocated buffers to avoid stack corruption security problems. A security advisory for this issue is forthcoming from iDefense [IDEF2125].

      •  17 Jun 2006 07:57

        Release Notes: This release bugs that were preventing a few files from being readable. Security updates were made to the "extract_chmLib" example program. automake is now used. Miscellaneous other patches were incorporated.

        •  26 Oct 2005 13:27

          Release Notes: Another stack overflow that was trivially exploitable to run arbitrary code was fixed. The Makefile.in was fixed so that "make install" does the right thing. Previously, it was not working properly and the examples would subsequently fail to build.

          •  09 Sep 2005 14:08

            Release Notes: A couple of serious security issues have been reported recently which allowed a carefully-crafted chm file to result in a buffer overflow. This release fixes these problems. Anyone using an earlier release and reading chm files from untrusted sources should upgrade to 0.36.

            Recent comments

            09 Oct 2002 22:36 tix64

            Thanks!
            you've just made my day. thanks again!

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