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AOL Instant Messenger Font Tag sml Parameter Remote DoS

Medium

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Versions 5.9.3702 and lower are reported to be vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to initiate a chat, file transfer, or game request to a vulnerable instance of AOL IM. Successful exploitation would result in the Instant Messenger client crashing.

Solution

When available, upgrade to a version of AOL IM greater than 5.9.3702.