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Yahoo! Messenger ymsgr Protocol Multiple Function Overflow

High

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.