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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-1904

Original release date: 04/10/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Directory traversal vulnerability in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 5.9 and earlier, and ICQ 5.1 and probably earlier, allows user-assisted remote attackers to write files to arbitrary locations via a .. (dot dot) in a filename in a file transfer operation.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1307
External Source: XF
Name: aim-icq-filetransfer-directory-traversal(33538)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017891
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070409 AOL AIM and ICQ File Transfer Path-Traversal Vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017890
External Source: BID
Name: 23391
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1306

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:aol:icq:5.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:aol:instant_messenger:5.9.3861 and previous versions

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