AIM Buddy Icon Overflow Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 18432
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The remote Windows host is susceptible to denial of service attacks.


According to the Windows registry, the version of AOL Instant Messenger install on the remote host has an integer overflow in its GIF parser, 'ateimg32.dll'. Using a specially crafted GIF file as a buddy icon, an attacker can reportedly crash the affected host.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18432

File Name: aim_buddy_icon_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/8/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: aim_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: AIM/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1891

BID: 13880