MS04-041: Vulnerabilities in WordPad (885836)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through WordPad.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of Microsoft WordPad that is
vulnerable to two security flaws.

To exploit these flaws an attacker would need to send a malformed Word
file to a victim on the remote host and wait for him to open the file
using WordPad.

Opening the file with WordPad will trigger a buffer overflow that could
allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the
privileges of the user.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 15966 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11927

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0571