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Overview

Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2005-2225
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:51:12
Published 12 Jul 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2005-2225

Summary

Microsoft MSN Messenger allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a plaintext message containing the ".pif" string, which is interpreted as a malicious file extension and causes users to be kicked from a group conversation. NOTE: it has been reported that Gaim is also affected, so this may be an issue in the protocol or MSN servers.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Microsoft Msn Messenger Service


References

MISC - http://www.messenger-blog.com/?p=146

MISC - http://www.digitalparadox.org/viewadvisories.ah?view=45

SECTRACK - 1014444


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:26