Yahoo! Messenger 8.0 - Notification Message HTML Injection

EDB-ID:

29531

Type:

dos

Platform:

Windows

Published:

2007-01-26

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22269/info

Yahoo! Messenger is prone to an HTML-injection vulnerability because the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the context of a victim's Internet Explorer temporary folder. This may help the attacker steal information and launch other attacks.

Versions prior to 2.1.0.29 are vulnerable to this issue. 

1. Firstname: example example example example ? ( as long as victim cant see the lastname)
2. Lastname: <img src="javascript:alert('Executed from ' + top.location)" >
3. Request to add victim ID to your contact list.
4. Once victim accepts your request, send him a message and change your online status (Available -> Invisible)