AOL Instant Messenger IMG Tag Arbitrary Command Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1251


The remote client might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands


The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). In versions of AIM prior to and including 4.7 a remote attacker can create arbitrary files on the client's machine by sending a specially crafted message during a direct connection between the client and the attacker. In addition to being able to overwrite important files or create arbitrary files on the users system, this vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1251

File Name: 1251.prm

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0591

BID: 4526