AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an application that allows one peer to communicate with another. A vulnerability exists that can crash the client of a victim.
AIM allows users to send image files to one another. By sending a crafted GIF image, an attacker can cause the victim's client to crash.
By repeatedly sending this message with the file attached, a continued denial of service can be caused.
Upgrade your client. This has been fixed in version 4.8.2540 beta.
AIM permits the user to only accept messages from known/trusted peers. Enable this feature.
Our thanks to Robbie Saunders
This document was written by Jason Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2002-04-05|
|Date Last Updated:||2002-04-05 21:31 UTC|