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Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:13:46 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE Request -- (CVE-2008-4841)

Hello Steve,

  CVE of CVE-2008-4841 has been assigned to 
the following WordPad Text Converter for Word 97

The WordPad Text Converter for Word 97 files in Microsoft Windows 2000
SP4, XP SP2, and Server 2003 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .doc, (2) .wri, or (3) .rtf
Word 97 file that triggers memory corruption, as exploited in the wild
in December 2008. NOTE: As of 20081210, it is unclear whether this
vulnerability is related to a WordPad issue disclosed on 20080925 with
a 2008-crash.doc.rar example, but there are insufficient details to be

With references:

Found out, this issue (
affects also the Word processor as shipped with

Affected versions: <= x <
Note: !!* releases are not affected by this issue !!

What's the strategy in this case -- will we need a new CVE-2008 id
for this issue && the openoffice.org1 case? (And if so, could
you allocate one?)

Thanks, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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