Update Fixes Critical Flaw for AOL Users

America Online today released a free software update to plug what experts are calling a "critical" security flaw in software used by millions of people to surf the Web. The problem affects AOL version 8.0, AOL version 8.0+, and AOL version 9.0 Classic.

The flaw was found in the software versions listed above AOL You've Got Pictures, a photo-sharing service for AOL members. A "critical" security advisory over at FR-SIRT says attackers could exploit the problem to take over the computer of an AOL user who was tricked into visiting a specially crafted Web page. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 16th January 2006 9:34PM