AOL Instant Messenger Multiple DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1252


The remote host is vulnerable to several denial of service attacks


The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Versions prior to and including 4.7 of AIM contain multiple buffer overflows that may be exploited when AIM tries to process exceptionally long comment strings in chat invite messages, long filenames (game names, buddy list names...), large amounts of font types in a message, or large Buddy Icons. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities can lock up or crash a victim's AIM client leading to a denial of service attack.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1252

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1417, CVE-2001-1419, CVE-2001-1420, CVE-2001-1421

BID: 3408, 3756, 3398, 3407