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Yahoo! Messenger Spoofed Username

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is running software which allows spoofed communications

Description

The remote host is running Yahoo Instant Messenger. Reportedly, in version 5.0 of Instant Messenger a user can spoof his or her username. A remote attacker can use this future to flood a victim with messages without being identified.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo Instant Messenger.