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Overview

Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2005-1618
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:49:37
Published 16 May 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2005-1618

Summary

The YMSGR URL handler in Yahoo! Messenger 5.x through 6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disconnect) via a room login or a room join request packet with a third : (colon) and an & (ampersand), which causes Messenger to send a corrupted packet to the server, which triggers a disconnect from the server.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Yahoo Messenger 5.5

  • Yahoo Messenger 5.6

  • Yahoo Messenger 6.0


References

BUGTRAQ - 20050513 Yahoo! Messenger URL Handler Remote DoS Vulnerability

BID - 13626

OSVDB - 16816


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:14