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Flaw in Yahoo! Suggestions Allowed Hackers to Delete 1.5 Million Posts and Comments

03
Mar
2014

Ibrahim Raafat, a security researcher from Egypt, has uncovered a vulnerability in Yahoo! Suggestions that could have been exploited by a malicious actor to delete all 365,000 posts and 1,155,000 comments published by users.

According to the expert, he found an Insecure Direct Object Reference Vulnerability (IDORV) on Yahoos Suggestions website (suggestions.yahoo.com). The bug could have been leveraged by an attacker to escalate his privileges and gain access to the thread…

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