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Recent Yahoo! Messenger Vulnerabilities Attract Attacks

The recently disclosed vulnerabilities with Yahoo! Messenger's support for webcams, allowing attackers to run software of their choice on a victim's system, have already attracted the attention of malware developers.

The Chinese Incident Security Response Team (CISRT) is reporting that a Chinese malware author has released a new piece of malware that targets the specific vulnerabilities discovered in Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! have already issued patches for this issue, so it is imperative that users and administrators update to the latest version as soon as possible in order to be protected from this new malware. It appears that the malware is making use of publicly available exploit samples that are available from a number of readily available sources.

10 June 2007

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