Stack-based buffer overflow in the Word 97 text converter in WordPad in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, and Server 2003 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Word 97 file that triggers memory corruption, related to use of inconsistent integer data sizes for an unspecified length field, aka "WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Stack Overflow Vulnerability."
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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US-CERT Vulnerability Note:
20090414 Microsoft WordPad Word97 Converter Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Advisory; Patch Information
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