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Vulnerabilities in WordPad (885836) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the remote registry for MS04-041
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through WordPad.
The remote host contains a version of Microsoft WordPad which is vulnerable
to two security flaws.
To exploit these flaws a possible hacker 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 which may allow
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the rights
of the user.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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