June 11, 2007

"Researchers at eEye Digital Security are reporting multiple vulnerabilities in Yahoo Messenger they say hackers can use to remotely execute code.

Yahoo spokesperson Terrell Karlsten confirmed the company is looking into a buffer overflow issue in an Active X control.

"Upon learning of the issue, we began working on a fix," she told eWEEK. She declined further comment until she had more details.

The flaws, given a threat level rating of "high" by the company, were reported to Yahoo June 5 and are not known to have been exploited in the wild. Version 8.x of the company's instant messaging (IM) client is at risk, the company said."
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Posted by Brian Prince @ eWeek

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