Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in WordPad Text Converter Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Name KB960906 First vendor Publication 2008-12-09
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2009-04-14
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 2.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS09-010 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-010. The vulnerability addressed is the WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Stack Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4841.

Original Source

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

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6050
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6050
Title: WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Stack Overflow Vulnerability
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.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2008-4841
Version: 6
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

SAINT Exploits

Description Link
Microsoft WordPad Word 97 text converter XST buffer overflow More info here

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2008-12-12 Name : WordPad and Office Text Converter Memory Corruption Vulnerability (960477)
File : nvt/secpod_ms_wordpad_mult_vuln.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
50567 Microsoft Windows WordPad Text Converter Unspecified Memory Corruption

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2009-04-16 IAVM : 2009-A-0032 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in WordPad and Office Text Converters
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0018752

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Word Converter XST structure buffer overflow attempt
RuleID : 17406 - Revision : 10 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Word Converter XST structure buffer overflow attempt
RuleID : 17405 - Revision : 11 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Word Converter XST structure buffer overflow attempt
RuleID : 17404 - Revision : 13 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office WordPad and Office Text Converters XST parsing buffer overfl...
RuleID : 15455 - Revision : 9 - Type : FILE-OFFICE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-04-15 Name : It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host using a t...
File : smb_nt_ms09-010.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2013-05-11 00:46:46
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