AOL Instant Messenger Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability



A vulnerability has been discovered in AOL Instant Messenger, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading libraries in an insecure manner.
Libraries list called is as follows:
? dwmapi.dll
This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening a AIM or BLT files located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in AOL Instant Messenger version 7.5.4.11 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3. Other versions may also be affected.



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