CVE-2008-4841

HIGH
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Description

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.

References

http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-crash.doc.rar

http://secunia.com/advisories/32997

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4711

http://securitytracker.com/id?1021376

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/960906.mspx

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31399

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32718

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3390

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1024

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-010

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6050

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6560

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-12-10

Updated: 2018-10-12

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
36148MS09-010: Vulnerabilities in WordPad and Office Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (960477)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high