Vulnerability Note VU#688094
Microsoft MSN Messenger fails to properly validate file requests
Microsoft MSN Messenger fails to properly validate file requests which could allow an attacker to view the contents of files on the victim's system.
Microsoft MSN Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows users to collaborate with friends using text messages, voice and video communication, or by sending files. There is a vulnerability in the way MSN Messenger handles incoming file requests from other users. By sending a specially crafted file request, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could view the contents of files on the victim's system with the privileges of the vulnerable process. This would require that the attacker had knowledge of the location of the file on the victim's system.
A remote, unauthenticated user could view the contents of files on the victim's system with privileges of the vulnerable process.
Microsoft has provided a patch to address this vulnerability. For a list of affected versions and details on obtaining the patch, please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-010.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||09 Mar 2004||15 Mar 2004|
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Microsoft credits qFox and Mephisto for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0122
- Date Public: 09 Mar 2004
- Date First Published: 10 Mar 2004
- Date Last Updated: 15 Mar 2004
- Severity Metric: 4.95
- Document Revision: 16
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