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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2002-2169
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:32:30
Published 31 Dec 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Cross-site scripting vulnerability AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 4.5 and 4.7 for MacOS and Windows allows remote attackers to conduct unauthorized activities, such as adding buddies and groups to a user's buddy list, via a URL with a META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" tag to an aim: URL.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Aol Instant Messenger 4.5

  • Aol Instant Messenger 4.7

  • Aol Instant Messenger 4.7.2480


BID - 5246


XF - aim-http-refresh-functions(9616)

BUGTRAQ - 20020716 AIM forced behavior "issue"

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:38