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

Published: 8/31/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:indiatimes_messenger:indiatimes_messenger:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2844

BID: 14705