Word Open To Hack Attack

    Date07 Oct 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3919
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A flaw in Microsoft Word 2000, and possibly Word 2002 as well, could be used by hackers to crash PCs or perhaps run other code on the compromised machine, a security firm said Thursday. . . . A flaw in Microsoft Word 2000, and possibly Word 2002 as well, could be used by hackers to crash PCs or perhaps run other code on the compromised machine, a security firm said Thursday.

    According to an alert from Copenhagen-based Secunia, the bug in Word stems from an input validation error within the parsing of document files, and if exploited could cause a stack-based buffer overflow that in turn leads to a denial-of-service (DoS) and a crash.

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