December 17, 2006

A vulnerability has been reported in Yahoo! Messenger, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
in Yahoo! Messenger versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.0.x

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in an ActiveX control and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

The vulnerability is reported in versions obtained prior to Nov 2, 2006.

buffer overflow: aka "Booting"

Security Update - Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger Unspecified ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow - Advisories - Secunia

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