AOL Instant Messenger aim:goaway URI Handler goaway Function Away Message Handling Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1274

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The 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.

Solution

Upgrade to AOL Instant Messenger 5.9 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1274

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/09/16

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Exploitable With

Metasploit (AOL Instant Messenger goaway Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0636

BID: 10889