Current Description

Buffer overflow in Microsoft MSN Chat ActiveX Control, as used in MSN Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, and Exchange Instant Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long ResDLL parameter in the MSNChat OCX.

Basic Data

PublishedMay 29, 2002
Last ModifiedOctober 12, 2018
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.5
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftMsn Chat Control********
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftMsn Messenger4.5*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftMsn Messenger4.6*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftMsn Messenger Service For Exchange4.5*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftMsn Messenger Service For Exchange4.6*******

Vulnerable Software List

Microsoft Msn Chat Control *
Microsoft Msn Messenger 4.5, 4.6
Microsoft Msn Messenger Service For Exchange 4.5, 4.6


20020508 ADVISORY: MSN Messenger OCX Buffer Overflow
CA-2002-13 Government Resource