MS04-027: Vulnerability in WordPerfect Converter (884933)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14732


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office that contains a flaw in its WordPerfect converter, that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted file to a user on the remote host and wait for him to open it using Microsoft Office.

When opening the malformed file, Microsoft Office will encounter a buffer overflow that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14732

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.39 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/09/15

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:works

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0573

BID: 11172

OSVDB: 9950

MSFT: MS04-027

MSKB: 884933