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WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Stack Overflow Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6050

The WordPad Text Converter for Word 97 files in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 XP SP2 and Server 2003 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .doc (2) .wri or (3) .rtf Word 97 file that triggers memory corruption as exploited in the wild in December 2008. NOTE: As of 20081210 it is unclear whether this vulnerability is related to a WordPad issue disclosed on 20080925 with a 2008-crash.doc.rar example but there are insufficient details to be sure.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4841
Product(s):