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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4841

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.
Publish Date : 2008-12-10 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS09-010: Vulnerabilities in WordPad and Office Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11549 windows
WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Stack Overflow Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6050 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4841

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Wordpad Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Wordpad Unknown Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Wordpad 2

- References For CVE-2008-4841

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6560
EXPLOIT-DB 6560
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1024
VUPEN ADV-2009-1024
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3390
VUPEN ADV-2008-3390
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html
CERT TA09-104A
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32718
BID 32718 Microsoft WordPad Text Converter Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-04-20
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4711
SREASON 4711
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021376
SECTRACK 1021376
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/960906
Microsoft Advisory http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/960906.mspx Microsoft Security Advisory (960906): Vulnerability in WordPad Text Converter Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 2.0 Revision Note: V2.0 (April 14, 2009): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin. Summary: Microsoft is investigating new reports of a vulnerability in the WordPad Text Converter for Word 97 files on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 are not affected as these operating systems do not contain the vulnerable code.Release Date:2009-04-14
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31399
BID 31399 Microsoft WordPad '.doc' File Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-26
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms09-010
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-010 Vulnerabilities in WordPad and Office Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (960477) This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft WordPad and Microsoft Office text converters. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in WordPad or Microsoft Office Word. Do not open Microsoft Office, RTF, Write, or WordPerfect files from untrusted sources using affected versions of WordPad or Microsoft Office Word.
http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-crash.doc.rar

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4841

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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