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 audio files to one another. By sending a corrupt WAV formatted file, an attacker can cause the victims 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.
This vulnerability was discovered by Robbie Saunders.
This document was written by Jason Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2002-01-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2002-01-14 18:25 UTC|