Vulnerability Note VU#259435
AOL Instant Messenger vulnerable to buffer overflow via crafted "addbuddy" URI sent in message
America Online's Instant Messenger (AIM) contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability.
AOL Instant Messenger is a widely used program for communicating with other users over the Internet. A buffer overflow exists in the processing of the addbuddy parameter of the AIM URI handler. A URI can be sent by another AIM user, embedded in a web site, or sent in an HTML-renderable email message.
A denial-of-service situation is caused. It has not been determined if this vulnerability can lead to the remote execution of code.
Block AIM Authentication at the Firewall
Blocking connections to login.oscar.aol.com on port 5190/tcp may prevent users on the local network from authenticating to the AIM server. This may be sufficient to prevent the vulnerability from being exploited.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|AOL Time Warner||Affected||07 Mar 2002||04 Jun 2002|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by NtWaK0 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This document was written by Jason Rafail.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 01 Mar 2002
- Date First Published: 11 Jun 2002
- Date Last Updated: 13 Jun 2002
- Severity Metric: 2.33
- Document Revision: 21
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