AOL Instant Messenger AddBuddy Link Long ScreenName Parameter Overflow DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1248

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). A possible buffer overflow vulnerability exists in AIM. The condition is related to processing of malformed aim:AddBuddy hyperlinks. If a victim clinks on an AddBuddy hyperlink consisting of many comma delimited screen names, a crash occurs.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1248

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0785

BID: 4709, 4244