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Word 2003 SP2 .doc fork bomb on WinXP SP3
From: jsibley1 () gmail com
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 01:13:25 GMT

# Exploit Title:     Word 2003 SP2 .doc fork bomb on WinXP SP3
# Exploit Author:    absane
# Blog:              http://blog.noobroot.com
# Discovery date:    November 8th 2003   
# Vendor Homepage:   http://www.microsoft.com    
# Tested on:         Windows XP SP3 & Word 2003 SP2 (11.6568.6568)      

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*  Vulnerability *
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A malformed .doc file with an embedded image causes a fork bomb in Word 2003 SP2 on Windows XP SP3 by
comsuming 99% - 100% of the CPU cycles which can only be ended by teminating the process.

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*Proof of Concept*
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http://www.noobroot.com/exploits/word2003forkbomb.doc

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*  Mitigation    *
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The vulnerability does not appear to affect Office 2010+ and any other versions of Windows.
Upgrade to Windows 7 or higher and/or upgrade to Office 2010 or higher.


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