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AOL Instant Messenger aim:goaway URI Handler goaway Function Away Message Handling Remote Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). In versions 5.5.3595 and 5.5, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code to gain unauthorized access on the client's machine by sending a specially crafted overly long 'Away' message through a link or a malicious website.

Solution

Upgrade to AOL Instant Messenger 5.9 or later.