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

Published: 8/28/2007

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 4196

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:windows_live_messenger:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2931

BID: 25461