Absolute path traversal vulnerability in a certain ActiveX control in the CYFT object in ft60.dll in Yahoo! Messenger allows remote attackers to force a download, and create or overwrite arbitrary files via a full pathname in the second argument to the GetFile method.
Published 2007-09-20 21:17:00
Updated 2017-09-29 01:29:28
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-5017

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 3.79%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 91 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-5017

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CWE ids for CVE-2007-5017

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2007-5017

Products affected by CVE-2007-5017

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