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# 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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