Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA158] DSA-158-1 gaim


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA158] DSA-158-1 gaim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-158-1 gaim

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The developers of Gaim, an instant messenger client that combines
several different networks, found a vulnerability in the hyperlink
handling code. The 'Manual' browser command passes an untrusted
string to the shell without escaping or reliable quoting, permitting
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary commands on the users machine.
Unfortunately, Gaim doesn't display the hyperlink before the user
clicks on it. Users who use other inbuilt browser commands aren't
vulnerable.
This problem has been fixed in version 0.58-2.2 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.59.1-2 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't ship the Gaim program.
The fixed version of Gaim no longer passes the user's manual browser
command to the shell. Commands which contain the %s in quotes will
need to be amended, so they don't contain any quotes. The 'Manual'
browser command can be edited in the 'General' pane of the
'Preferences' dialog, which can be accessed by clicking 'Options' from
the login window, or 'Tools' and then 'Preferences' from the menu bar
in the buddy list window.
We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-158
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5574

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

LOT OF 5 JUNIPER NETSCREEN NS-5GT-101 VPN-FIREWALL DEVICE 30 Days Guarantee
$34.99
LOT OF 5 JUNIPER NETSCREEN NS-5GT-101 VPN-FIREWALL DEVICE 30 Days Guarantee picturePfsense,centOS,Linux,firewall X86 Fanless 4 RS232 Nano PC,Q190P 1080P 2G/16G
$182.7
Pfsense,centOS,Linux,firewall X86 Fanless 4 RS232 Nano PC,Q190P 1080P 2G/16G pictureSONICWALL 01-SSC-1742 TZ300 Sec Upg Plus AE 2 YR
$1099.47
SONICWALL 01-SSC-1742 TZ300 Sec Upg Plus AE 2 YR picturePersonal Firewall PC(CD-ROM Software) For Windows XP/2000/Me/98/95
$7.99
Personal Firewall PC(CD-ROM Software) For Windows XP/2000/Me/98/95 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.