AOL Instant Messenger goim Handler Screen Name Parameter Handling Overflow
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1246
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack
DescriptionThe remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). A problem has been reported in the handling of special characters. When a URL is sent to a user containing special characters that must be converted to addressable format, an overflow may occur. This has reportedly been able to create a Denial of Service.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger.