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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4210

Published: 9/11/2007

Updated: 9/16/2018

Dependencies: 4196

Nessus ID: 26019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2931