Yahoo! Messenger IMvironment Field Remote Overflow
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1264
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack
DescriptionThe remote host is running Yahoo Instant Messenger. Version 5.0 of Instant Messenger is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack, caused by a buffer overflow in the IMvironment Field. A remote attacker can send a message with a large IMvironment field and crash a local users IM client.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger