Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Buffer overflow in a certain ActiveX control in YVerInfo.dll before 2007.8.27.1 in the Yahoo! services suite for Yahoo! Messenger before 18.104.22.1689 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving arguments to the (1) fvCom and (2) info methods. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.