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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2563

Original release date: 09/15/2010
Last revised: 07/18/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Word 97 text converter in the WordPad Text Converters in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 does not properly parse malformed structures in Word 97 documents, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted document containing an unspecified value that is used in a loop counter, aka "WordPad Word 97 Text Converter Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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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External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20100914 Microsoft WordPad Word97 Converter Memory Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-067
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6632

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6632
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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