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Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for MS05-022

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Messenger service.

Description :

The remote host is running MSN Messenger.

The version of MSN Messenger used on the remote host is vulnerable
to a remote buffer overflow in the way it handles GIF files (with
height and width fields).
A possible hacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code
on the remote host.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for MSN Messenger 6.2 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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