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CVE-2002-0005 Detail


Buffer overflow in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 4.7.2480, 4.8.2616, and other versions allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long argument in a game request (AddGame).

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/31/2002

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20020102 w00w00 on AOL Instant Messenger (serious vulnerability) US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#907819 External Source NTBUGTRAQ 20020102 AIM addendum Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source NTBUGTRAQ 20020102 w00w00 on AOL Instant Messenger (serious vulnerability) Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20020102 AIM addendum Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 3769 External Source XF aim-game-overflow(7743)

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