Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX control denial of service
|yahoo-messenger-activex-dos (54263)||Medium Risk|
The Yahoo! Messenger ActiveX control (YahooBridgeLib.dll) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the RegisterMe() method to cause the affected application to crash.
Denial of Service
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Nov 12 2009: Yahoo Messenger 9 ActiveX DoS (Null Pointer) Vulnerability.
- Yahoo! Messenger Web site: Yahoo! Messenger - Chat, Instant message, SMS, PC Calls and More.
- BID-37007: Yahoo! Messenger 'YahooBridgeLib.dll' ActiveX Control Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-4171: An ActiveX control in YahooBridgeLib.dll for Yahoo! Messenger 126.96.36.1992, and possibly other 9.0 versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) by calling the RegisterMe method with a long argument.
- OSVDB ID: 60629: Yahoo! Messenger YahooBridgeLib.dll ActiveX RegisterMe Method Remote DoS
- Yahoo Messenger 9.0
- Yahoo Messenger 188.8.131.522
Nov 12, 2009
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