Windows Live Messenger < 8.1.0178 Video Processing Overflow
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4197
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to version 8.1.0178 or higher.