America Online has quietly fixed a serious security vulnerability in its software.
The flaw lies in versions 8.0, 8.0 Plus and 9.0 Classic of AOL's client software, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an alert Monday. The vulnerable software was also distributed via AOL's You've Got Pictures Web site prior to 2004, US-CERT said.
The security hole could allow a remote attacker to commandeer a vulnerable PC, according to US-CERT. However, AOL actually fixed the flaw and distributed an update to its 20 million users in October last year, company spokesman … Read more