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Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of YMailAttach ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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 :

Solution :

Update to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0

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