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AIM Buddy Icon Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for buddy icon overflow vulnerability in AIM

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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.

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Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3

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