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AIM Buddy Icon Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for buddy icon overflow vulnerability in AIM

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host is susceptible to denial of service attacks.

Description :

According to the Windows registry, the remote host has installed on it a
version of AOL Instant Messenger that has integer overflow in its GIF
parser, 'ateimg32.dll'. Using a specially-crafted GIF file as a buddy
icon, a possible hacker can cause a crash of the affected host.

See also :

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

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:N/A:C/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13880

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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