Yahoo! Messenger could allow an attacker to spoof usernames

yahoo-messenger-username-spoof (8267) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Yahoo! Messenger could allow a remote attacker to send messages using a spoofed username. This could allow an attacker to pose as other Yahoo! Messenger users or flood a recipient with messages without being identified.




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


Platforms Affected:

  • Yahoo Messenger 5.0


Feb 21, 2002

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