Yahoo! Messenger Webcam ActiveX Buffer Overflows

high Nessus Plugin ID 25459


The remote Windows host has a least one ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote host contains the 'Webcam' ActiveX controls included with Yahoo! Messenger.

The version of at least one of these controls on the remote host has a buffer overflow. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Update to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger and ensure that the version of both affected controls is or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25459

File Name: yahoo_msgr_webcam_activex_buffer_overflows.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/11/2007

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2007

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3147, CVE-2007-3148

BID: 24354, 24355

CWE: 119