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Windows Live Messenger < 8.1.0178 Video Processing Overflow

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running Windows Live Messenger.

This version of Windows Live Messenger is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it processes video messages. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to initiate a chat session with a user running a vulnerable version of the software. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to version 8.1.0178 or higher.