AOL Instant Messenger Font Tag sml Parameter Remote DoS
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2888
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionWhen available, upgrade to a version of AOL IM greater than 5.9.3702.