Yahoo releases Messenger security update
Update addresses flaw exploited last week, wherein opening a Webcam invitation could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code on a compromised machine.
On Tuesday, Yahoo released an updated version of Yahoo Messenger, designed to patch afirst exploited last week.
The China-based exploit causes a heap overflow to be triggered when the target accepts a Webcam invitation. After opening an invitation, a remote attacker could execute malicious code on a compromised machine.
Users who downloaded or had installed Yahoo Messenger prior to August 21 should update to the latest version, Yahoo Messenger version 22.214.171.1246.