URGRADE NOW:Critical bug hits Yahoo Messenger!!!

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    Critical bug hits Yahoo Messenger
    IM flaw allows attackers to take control of a system

    Yahoo Messenger users are being urged to upgrade to the latest version after the application was hit by a 'highly critical' vulnerability.

    The flaw allows for a buffer overflow attack against an ActiveX control bundled with the installer for the application. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to take control of a system by luring a user to a specially crafted website.

    Yahoo said in a security advisory that it is not aware of any attacks exploiting the flaw.

    Secunia gave the flaw a severity rating of 'highly critical', the fourth on a five step scale.
    The flaw affects Yahoo Messenger versions 2005.1.1.4 and above. An update can be downloaded from Yahoo's website.

    :arrow: UPGRADE NOW: Yahoo! Messenger v 8.1

    Courtesy: Click here
     
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    Thanks for telling us !
     
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    yeah i also got an upgrade msg and i did it immediately....
    thanx for telling...
     
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    thankx for info but i prefer chat clients to chat .
    Official messanger is a ****
     
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  9. gxsaurav

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    I re-downloaded Yahoo messenger 8.1.209 last night, the same version number, but the application is changed, it now has an option "Notify before installing Yahoo messenger updates"
     
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    thnx for the info but yahoo mssngr is losin its relevance to community sites like orkut...........
     
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