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: 2005/05/10

Modified: 2018/09/16

Nessus ID: 18299

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1655

BID: 13553