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Patch for Flaw in Yahoo! Instant Messenger Posted
Patch for Flaw in Yahoo! Instant Messenger Posted

Last week Yahoo! posted a security patch to its Instant Meessenger site, to combat a flaw enabling PNG graphics (PNG stands for portable network graphics) to execute malicious code when an image is loaded into the system.

"Yahoo! takes security seriously and on occasion may provide updates to our customers," said an accompanying message.

The company apparently learned of the problem through a notice issued last week by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

The patch was posted because without it a computer system loaded with Yahoo! IM might potentially be vulnerable to crashes and attacks while a user surfs the Web.

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