Yahoo quashes mail bug

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 1:03 AM EST

Yahoo said late Monday it had patched a bug that was letting attackers hijack systems through a flaw in the portal's free Web-based e-mail service.

Earlier Monday, security companies including Symantec and McAfee warned users that the "Yamanner" worm was using an unpatched JavaScript vulnerability in Yahoo Mail to compromise computers whose users simply viewed a malicious HTML-based message.

At InformationWeek.

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