IndiaTimes Instant Messenger ActiveX RenameGroup Function Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3199


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running IndiaTimes Instant Messaging client. IndiaTimes allows users to consolidate ICQ, Yahoo, AIM and MSN messengers into a single GUI console. This version of IndiaTimes is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to browse to a malicious website and execute a malicious ActiveX control. Successful exploitation would lead to the attacker executing arbitrary code on the remote system.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3199

File Name: 3199.prm

Published: 2005/08/31

Modified: 2016/02/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2844

BID: 14705

OSVDB: 19108