MSN Messenger could allow a remote attacker to spoof messages

msn-messenger-message-spoofing (8582) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


MSN (Microsoft Network) Messenger could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error in the authentication mechanisms. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to send spoofed messages.




No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Mar 19 2002 - 07:32:50 CST: Potential vulnerabilities of the Microsoft RVP-based Instant Messaging.
  • BID-4316: Microsoft MSN Messenger Message Spoofing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0472: MSN Messenger Service 3.6, and possibly other versions, uses weak authentication when exchanging messages between clients, which allows remote attackers to spoof messages from other users.
  • OSVDB ID: 10426: MSN Messenger Service Weak Encryption Message Spoofing

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft MSN Messenger 3.6


Mar 19, 2002

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