Six security flaws have been discovered in America Online's ICQ instant messenger software.
The flaws were detailed yesterday in an advisory by Core Security Technologies.
The security company said two of the flaws could lead to various forms of exploitation - from denying users the ability to use ICQ services, to execution of arbitrary commands on vulnerable systems.
Mirabilis ICQ Pro 2003a and previous versions are said to be vulnerable. The slimmed down ICQ Lite version does not contain the flaws, according to the advisory.
ICQ (short for I seek you) was the world's first Internet-wide instant messenger service when launched by the founders of Mirabilis in 1996. Mirabilis was acquired by AOL in 1998.
Source: Internet Magazine