Updated Hacker Julien Ahrens says Yahoo! Messenger contains a remote code execution hole that the Purple Palace won't fix.
The buffer overflow holes (CVE-2014-7216) will keep bleeding, Ahrens says, because Yahoo! has told him the relevant app is end-of-life and therefore low on Yahoo!'s to-do list.
Yahoo! has been contacted for comment.
Exploiting the flaw relies on victims installing new emoticon packages, a vector Ahrens feels is a very live threat given instant messaging users are rather keen on new sets of smiley faces.
Those which install the corrupt emoticon package will hand attackers the same...
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