Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Live.Messenger.Viewprofile.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer overflow vulnerability in Windows Live Messenger.
The vulnerability is caused by inadequate boundary checks on user supplied data.
Remote attackers could exploit it to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 2009

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the Web site.
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger

CVE References

CVE-2010-0278