Yahoo! Messenger IMvironment buffer overflow

yahoo-messenger-imvironment-bo (8265) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Yahoo! Messenger is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a buffer overflow in the IMvironment field of the Yahoo protocol. By sending a message containing an overly large IMvironment field using a malicious Yahoo! Messenger client, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the recipient's Messenger client to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger (5.0 Build 1065 or later), available from the Yahoo! Messenger Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Yahoo Messenger 5.0

Reported:

Feb 21, 2002

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