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Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of YMailAttach ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the 'YMailAttach' ActiveX
control included with Yahoo! Messenger.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly has
an unspecified buffer overflow. If a possible hacker can trick a user on
the affected host into visiting a specially-crafted web page, he may
be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host
subject to the user's rights.

See also :

http://messenger.yahoo.com/security_update.php?id=120806

Solution :

Update to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21607

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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