Windows Live Messenger < 8.1.0178 Video Processing Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4197


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


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.


Upgrade to version 8.1.0178 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4197

File Name: 4197.prm

Published: 2007/08/28

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 4196

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2931

BID: 25461