AOL Instant Messenger AddExternalApp Remote Buffer Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1249


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow


The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). AIM is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when an AddExternalApp request is received with a TLV greater than 0x2711. This vulnerability could allow a remote user to execute arbitrary code with the privaleges of the user running the AIM client.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1249

File Name: 1249.prm

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0362, CVE-2002-0005

BID: 4677, 3769

OSVDB: 2015, 9535