Intrusion Prevention

AOL.Desktop.RTX.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer overflow vulnerability in AOL Desktop.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious rtx file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted .rtx file.

Affected Products

AOL Desktop 9.6

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any vendor supplied patch for this issue.