The YMSGR URL handler in Yahoo! Messenger 5.x through 6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disconnect) via a room login or a room join request packet with a third : (colon) and an & (ampersand), which causes Messenger to send a corrupted packet to the server, which triggers a disconnect from the server.
Published 2005-05-16 04:00:00
Updated 2016-10-18 03:21:20
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2005-1618

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 6.73%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 93 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2005-1618

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST

References for CVE-2005-1618

Products affected by CVE-2005-1618

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