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AOL Instant Messenger Login Sequence Remote Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Certain versions of AIM contain a buffer overflow in the packet processing routines for the login process. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow for execution of arbitrary code on the victim's machine.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger.