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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Yahoo! Assistant Vendors:   Yahoo
Yahoo! Assistant 'ynotifier.dll' ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020004
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020004
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2111   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.6 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Yahoo! Assistant. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: 2283BB66-A15D-4AC8-BA72-9C8C9F5A1691

The vendor was notified on April 23, 2008.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secway.org/advisory/AD20080506EN.txt

Sowhat of Nevis Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (as of April 23, 2008), available automatically.
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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