Yahoo! Toolbar yt.ythelper.2 ActiveX control buffer overflow

yahoo-toolbar-ythelper-bo (38769) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Yahoo! Toolbar yt.ythelper.2 ActiveX control is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the c() method. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Yahoo Toolbar 1.4.1

Reported:

Nov 30, 2007

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