Yahoo IM hit with critical security flaws [Patched-6-8]

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Yahoo IM hit with critical security flaws [Patched-6-8]

Postby TeMerc » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:58 am

Posted by Dawn Kawamoto
June 6, 2007

A number of highly critical security flaws have been found in the latest version of Yahoo Messenger, which could allow attackers to gain remote access to users systems, according to a security advisory issued by eEye Digital Security.

The vulnerabilities affect Yahoo Messenger versions 8.1 and 8.0, running on Windows, eEye stated in its "upcoming advisories."

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Postby TeMerc » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:25 am

Yahoo releases critical security patch for IM
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: June 8, 2007

Yahoo has issued a critical security patch for Messenger to address zero-day exploits that take advantage of vulnerabilities in its Webcam ActiveX controls.

The exploits to instant messaging surfaced Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the vulnerabilities were first reported to Yahoo by eEye Digital Security.

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