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Yahoo! Messenger Download Feature Long Filename Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of Yahoo Instant Messenger that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the code that processes user-initiated file transfer requests. A successful attacker would be able to execute malicious code under the same privileges that Yahoo! Messenger is running under.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger.