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Microsoft Wordpad Memory Exhaustion (msftedit)



Microsoft Wordpad Memory Exhaustion (msftedit)
Microsoft Wordpad Memory Exhaustion (msftedit)



Affected Software: =0D
Microsoft Wordpad on Windows XP SP3=0D
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Description of Vulnerability:=0D
Microsoft Wordpad (on Windows XP SP3) contains a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to cause a denial of service. =0D
The vulnerability is due to a memory exhaustion error when a user tries to view a malicious .RTF file. =0D
An attacker can exploit the vulnerability by creating a malicious RTF file that will allocate large amounts of =0D
memory and cause a denial of service condition.=0D
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Vulnerable version:=0D
Windows XP SP3=0D
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Platform:=0D
Windows XP SP3=0D
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Solution:=0D
There is not a patch. Do not open untrusted files.=0D
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Credits:=0D
Discovered by murderkey, Hellcode Research.=0D
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Exploit: http://www.hellcode.net/wordpad.txt 


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