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Yahoo! Instant Messenger Filename Buffer Overflow

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Yahoo! Instant Messenger Filename Buffer Overflow

Description: Yahoo! Instant Messenger (YIM) provides file sharing
support that allows users to download files from one another. The YIM
component responsible for this function, ft.dll, is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow which can be triggered by an overlong filename. An
attacker must trick a victim YIM user into downloading a file with an
overlong name in order to exploit the flaw. Successful exploitation
allows arbitrary code execution on the victim system with the privileges
of the user running YIM. The technical details required for exploitation
have been posted.

Status: Vendor confirmed. Yahoo! has reported that versions, and are not vulnerable, and is working on further

Council Site Actions: Only two reporting council sites stated they have
implementations of the affected software. Both of these sites commented
that the software was not officially supported; although they are aware
of its use. One site sent a notification to their system administration
group. The other site does not plan to take any action at this time and
assumes the users will learn of the vulnerability on their own and take
appropriate action.

Postings by Tri Huynh (discovered the bug)
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Post Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:44 pm 
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