AOL Instant Messenger Remote Malformed GIF DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3008
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

See Also

http://www.aim.com

http://security-protocols.com/advisory/sp-x15-advisory.txt

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-06/0032.html

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-06/0039.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3008

Published: 6/7/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 18432

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1891

BID: 13880