Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Yahoo! Messenger 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.1682 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via certain file-transfer packets, possibly involving a buffer overflow, as demonstrated by ym8bug.exe. NOTE: this might be related to CVE-2007-4515. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely 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.