Last week, a fairly severe flaw in Yahoo Messenger was made public
, affecting all new versions of the client. The flaw was severe enough to result in system compromise, but now the issue has been resolved.
Yahoo has released a new version
of the Messenger suite, specifically to address some security flaws which include the webcam exploit. A lesser denial of service flaw was also corrected. If you are a YIM user, you should download the 126.96.36.1996