MS05-022: Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution (896597)

high Nessus Plugin ID 18025


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


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).

An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18025

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-022.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:msn_messenger

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0562

BID: 13114

CERT: 633446

MSFT: MS05-022

MSKB: 896597