AOL Instant Messenger Malformed ASCII Value Message DoS
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1256
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a denial of service (DoS) attack
DescriptionThe remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Versions prior to and including 3.5 of AIM do not properly handle coded ASCII symbols (&#XXX format) where XXX is a number greater than 255. AIM may crash if such a symbol is encountered resulting in a denial of service attack.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger.