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



The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow


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.


Upgrade to AOL Instant Messenger 5.9 or later.