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Yahoo! IM! in! flaw! flap!

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Phil, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Phil
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    Older versions of Yahoo! Messenger are subject to a security flaw that could allow crackers to run hostile code on vulnerable systems, according to security researchers.

    The vulnerability stems from a buffer overflow bug in versions of Yahoo! Messenger earlier than The latest version ( of Yahoo! Messenger is immune to the problem but users of earlier versions reportedly cannot upgrade to the new version unless they reinstall the product.

    Rest of Story: The Register
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