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Date: 12 Aug 2009 17:45:59 -0000
Subject: Microsoft Wordpad Memory Exhaustion (msftedit)

Affected Software: 
Microsoft Wordpad on Windows XP SP3

Description of Vulnerability:
Microsoft Wordpad (on Windows XP SP3) contains a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to cause a denial of service. 
The vulnerability is due to a memory exhaustion error when a user tries to view a malicious .RTF file. 
An attacker can exploit the vulnerability by creating a malicious RTF file that will allocate large amounts of 
memory and cause a denial of service condition.

Vulnerable version:
Windows XP SP3

Windows XP SP3

There is not a patch. Do not open untrusted files.

Discovered by murderkey, Hellcode Research.


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