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           ESB-2005.0297 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022
Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution (896597)
                               13 April 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           MSN Messenger 6.2
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0562

Original Bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-022.mspx

Comment: From Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022:
         
         "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
         complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install
         programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with
         full user rights."

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022
Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution (896597)

Affected Software:
 - MSN Messenger 6.2

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

More information can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-022.mspx

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