AOL Instant Messenger Font Tag sml Parameter Remote DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2888


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Versions 5.9.3702 and lower are reported to be vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to initiate a chat, file transfer, or game request to a vulnerable instance of AOL IM. Successful exploitation would result in the Instant Messenger client crashing.


When available, upgrade to a version of AOL IM greater than 5.9.3702.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2888

Published: 5/10/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 18299

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:aol:aim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1655

BID: 13553