Yahoo! Messenger Webcam ActiveX Multiple Overflows

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4079


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, he may be able to leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations and ensure that the version of both affected controls is or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4079

File Name: 4079.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2007/06/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 25459

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:yahoo:messenger

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

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

BID: 24355, 24341, 24354