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Cross-site Scripting with Local Privilege Vulnerability in Yahoo Messenger
Jan 26 2007 03:26PM
hainamluke yahoo com
I?ve found a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Yahoo! Messenger, a popular advertisement-supported instant messaging client and protocol provided by Yahoo! Attacker can inject a malicious script with local privilege to Y!M notification message.
The vulnerability is discovered in the chat dialog. The automatic notification message of Yahoo! Messenger, for instance ?Hai Nam Luke has signed out. (1/26/2007 10:03 PM)? or ?Hai Nam Luke has signed back in. (1/26/2007 10:04 PM)? can be easily exploited with injecting a malicious script to. Script is disabled in chat messages but system notification messasage. That Yahoo Messenger uses Internet Explorer to display messages, the malicious script will be run with local privilege in the Internet Explorer Temporary Folder. This serious vulnerability could allow attacker gain the victim?s system access.
Inject unexpected script also causes other Yahoo! Messenger?s errors.
Yahoo! Messenger 188.8.131.52 and previous versions
PROOF OF CONCEPT:
+ Firstname: Hai Nam Luke Hai Nam Luke Hai Nam Luke Hai Nam Luke ? ( as long as victim cant see the lastname)
+ Request to add victim ID to your contact list.
+ Once victim accepts your request, send him a message and change your online status (Available -> Invisible)
This vulnerability was reported to Yahoo!
Hai Nam Luke <hainamluke (at) yahoo (dot) com [email concealed]>
K46A - NEU
[ reply ]
RE: Cross-site Scripting with Local Privilege Vulnerability in Yahoo Messenger
Jan 27 2007 09:26PM
Ahmed Sheipani (sheipani gmail com)
Re: Cross-site Scripting with Local Privilege Vulnerability in Yahoo Messenger
Jan 27 2007 07:43PM
3B.Security Researcher (3b maillist gmail com)
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