Microsoft MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (942099) (deprecated)
high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4210
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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through MSN and Windows Live Messenger.
The remote host is running MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger. The version of Messenger used on the remote host is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow in the way it handles webcam and video chat sessions. An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.