Yahoo! Messenger ymsgr Protocol Multiple Function Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1261

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 multiple buffer overflows in the code that processes URLs of the type "ymsgr:". By supplying a specially crafted URL a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the client's machine.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1261

File Name: 1261.prm

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0031

BID: 4837

OSVDB: 16016