AOL Instant Messenger Remote Malformed GIF DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3008


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


The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Versions 5.9.3797 and lower are reported vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to initiate an GIF image exchange with a vulnerable AOL IM client. Successful exploitation would result in the Instant Messenger client crashing.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3008

File Name: 3008.prm

Published: 2005/06/07

Modified: 2016/02/05

Nessus ID: 18432

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.6


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:aol:aim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1891

BID: 13880