AOL Instant Messenger aim:goaway URI Handler goaway Function Away Message Handling Remote Overflow
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1274
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
DescriptionThe remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). In versions 5.5.3595 and 5.5, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code to gain unauthorized access on the client's machine by sending a specially crafted overly long 'Away' message through a link or a malicious website.
SolutionUpgrade to AOL Instant Messenger 5.9 or later.