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Re: The newest Word flaw is due to malformed data structure handling
From: "Dave \"No, not that one\" Korn" <davek_throwaway () hotmail com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:31:20 -0000
Juha-Matti Laurio wrote:
Related to the newest MS Word 0-day
US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#166700 released today lists the
following new technical detail:
"Microsoft Word fails to properly handle malformed data structures
allowing memory corruption to occur."
That's kind-of a truism, since word files basically /are/ serialised data
structures. Well, assuming we're not talking about some new xml format but
native word .doc format.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....