MS04-041: Vulnerabilities in WordPad (885836)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15966


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15966

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.29 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/12/14

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0571, CVE-2004-0901

BID: 11927, 11929

OSVDB: 12373, 12375

MSFT: MS04-041

MSKB: 885836