Vulnerability Note VU#932217
Yahoo! Webcam view utilities ActiveX control vulnerable to arbitrary code execution
The Yahoo! Webcam view utilities ActiveX control contains a stack buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Yahoo! Webcam is a component of Yahoo! Messenger that allows users to chat via webcams over a network. Yahoo! Webcam Viewer includes an ActiveX control provided by the file ywcvwr.dll . This ActiveX control contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server property.
We are aware of publicly available exploit code for this vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control) to crash.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Yahoo, Inc.||Affected||-||08 Jun 2007|
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This issue was reported by eEye Digital Security in EEYEZD-20070606 .
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 07 Jun 2007
- Date First Published: 08 Jun 2007
- Date Last Updated: 11 Jun 2007
- Severity Metric: 15.53
- Document Revision: 13
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