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AOL Instant Messenger goim Handler Screen Name Parameter Handling Overflow

Medium

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). A problem has been reported in the handling of special characters. When a URL is sent to a user containing special characters that must be converted to addressable format, an overflow may occur. This has reportedly been able to create a Denial of Service.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger.