Yahoo! Messenger YMMAPI.YMailAttach ActiveX (ymmapi.dll) Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 23870


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer vulnerability.


The remote host contains a version of the 'YMailAttach' ActiveX control included with Yahoo! Messenger.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly has an unspecified buffer overflow. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Update to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23870

File Name: yahoo_msgr_ymailattach_activex_buffer_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/12/15

Modified: 2017/06/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6603

BID: 21607

OSVDB: 32289