Yahoo! Messenger Download Feature Long Filename Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1271

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 a buffer overflow in the code that processes user-initiated file transfer requests. A successful attacker would be able to execute malicious code under the same privileges that Yahoo! Messenger is running under.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1271

File Name: 1271.prm

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

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:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0043

BID: 9383

OSVDB: 3437