Yahoo! Messenger IMvironment Field Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1264

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack

Description

The 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.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1264

File Name: 1264.prm

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0320

BID: 4162, 4163