Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Live.Messenger.ActiveX.Control.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Live Messenger.
The vulnerability is caused by a failure to perform sufficient boundary checks on user input data. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

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 website.
http://explore.live.com