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AOL 9.0 Deskbar.dll/Toolbar.dll DoS Vulnerability

From: Justin Seitz (jmsbughunter.ca)
Date: Thu Mar 29 2007 - 12:52:34 CDT


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Overview

AOL has recently been made aware of a denial of service condition that
exists in early versions of the AOL 9.0 client software. The affected
DLLs are listed below:

* Deskbar.dll
* Toolbar.dll

AOL does not believe that the issue presents a threat to a user's system
or data. If a user were to access a website that had specially crafted
code intended to exploit the bug, the result would be a crash of the
user's browser.

Affected Products and Applications

* AOL 9.0 (released prior to February 2007)

Solutions

1. Users of an affected client are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
version of the AOL client available from http://www.aol.com/.

Acknowledgments

AOL would like to thank Justin Seitz for his assistance in identifying and
responsibly reporting this issue.

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