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[GLSA-200408-12] Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-12
(Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow)


Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team has discovered a remotely
exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the code handling MSN protocol
parsing.

Impact

By sending a carefully-crafted message, a possible hacker may execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running Gaim.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.

References:
http://www.osvdb.org/displayvuln.php?osvdb_id=8382


Solution:
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1"
# emerge ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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