Intrusion Prevention

AOL.SuperBuddy.LinkSBIcons.ActiveX.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates a possible attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in AOL's Client Software.
AOL's Client Software contains an ActiveX control component method named "LinkSBIcons()" that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. An attacker can use a specially crafted file to exploit this, and may be able to gain control of a vulnerable system.

Affected Products

AOL Client Software 9.0

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Use online auto update from AOL.

CVE References

CVE-2006-5820