AOL Issues Security Update

America Online has shipped a security update for its millions of users to fix a flaw in the way the Internet service provider's Web browser processes certain types of image files a vulnerability that could let attackers install malicious software on a user's machine.

The flaw resides in the way AOL's browser handles files ending in ".art", an image file format used by AOL's software. A hacker could attack AOL users just by getting them to visit a Web site that invokes a .art image. AOL Issues Security Update - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 15th September 2006 1:04AM