Vulnerability in MSN Messenger

By Thomas McGuire on March 10, 2004, 10:32 AM
Affected Software:
- MSN Messenger 6.0
- MSN Messenger 6.1

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft MSN Messenger. The vulnerability exists because of the method used by MSN Messenger to handle a file request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted request to a user running MSN Messenger. If exploited successfully, the attacker could view the contents of a file on the hard drive without the user's knowledge as long as the attacker knew the location of the file & the user had read access to the file.

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