AOL Instant Messenger 4.8.2790 Vulnerability

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by FanJ, Oct 29, 2002.

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    FanJ Guest

    From Kaspersky:

    AOL Instant Messenger Vulnerability

    AOL Instant Messenger 4.8.2790 has a vulnerability that allows hackers
    to remotely attack AIM users by sending messages with "loaded" hypertext
    links. When such links are clicked it triggers remotely located code to
    run without displaying any warnings to the unsuspecting "clicker".

    The ill-intended hypertext link (URL) just points to the name of the
    malicious file (appearing at the end of the link) that executes at the
    location indicated by the link address.

    To avoid any unpleasantries associated with this vulnerability users can
    either downgrade to an older version of AIM or upgrade to a newer one
    and always exercise caution before clicking on URL hyperlinks.
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