Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022 - Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution (896597)

From: Russ Cooper (Russ.Cooper_at_TRUSECURE.CA)
Date: 04/12/05

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022:
    Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution
    (896597)

    Bulletin URL:
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-022.mspx>

    Version Number: 1.0
    Issued Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
    Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution
    Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
    Patch(es) Replaced: This bulletin replaces a prior security update. See
    the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of this bulletin for the
    complete list.
    Caveats: None

    Tested Software:
    Affected Software:
    ------------------
    * MSN Messenger 6.2 MSN Messenger 6.2
    <http://tinyurl.com/5m4am>

    Technical Description:
    ----------------------
    * MSN Messenger Vulnerability - CAN-2005-0562: A remote code execution
    vulnerability exists in MSN Messenger that could allow an attacker who
    successfully exploited this vulnerable to take complete control of the
    affected system.

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    Cheers,
    Russ Cooper - Senior Scientist - Cybertrust/NTBugtraq Editor

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