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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-1953

Heap-based buffer overflow in the goim handler of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 4.4 through 4.8.2616 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via escaping of the screen name parameter, which triggers the overflow when the user selects "Get Info" on the buddy.
Publish Date : 2002-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-1953

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.7.2480 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.8.2616 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application AOL Instant Messenger 4.8.2646 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
AOL Instant Messenger 7

- References For CVE-2002-1953
BUGTRAQ 20020824 AOL Instant Messenger Heap Overflow
BID 5492 AOL Instant Messenger Link Special Character Remote Heap Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2002-08-18
XF aim-goim-screenname-bo(9950)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-1953

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