AOLServer contains buffer overflow in ParseAuth()

ID VU:500379
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2001-09-26T00:00:00



AOLServer versions 3.3.0 and earlier contain an exploitable buffer overflow. This can lead to arbitrary execution of code on the system.


AOLServer is a free open source web server. It was originally written by America Online (AOL), and is currently developed and maintained by AOL and public participation. AOLServer versions 3.3.0 and earlier contain an exploitable buffer overflow in the ParseAuth() function. An intruder may be able to execute arbitrary code on the server. An exploit is publicly available.


An intruder can execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the web server, as well as cause a denial-of-service.


Upgrade to version 3.3.1 or later. This vulnerability has been patched in version 3.3.1

Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
America Online| | -| 26 Sep 2001
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A


Credit has credited Adam Zell with the discovery of this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 12 Feb 2001
  • Date First Published: 26 Sep 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 26 Sep 2001
  • Severity Metric: 6.41
  • Document Revision: 9