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[GLSA-200408-27] Gaim: New vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gaim: New vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-27
(Gaim: New vulnerabilities)


Gaim fails to do proper bounds checking when:
Handling MSN messages (partially fixed with GLSA 200408-12).
Handling rich text format messages.
Resolving local hostname.
Receiving long URLs.
Handling groupware messages.
Allocating memory for webpages with fake content-length header.
Furthermore Gaim fails to escape filenames when using drag and drop
installation of smiley themes.

Impact

These vulnerabilites could permit a possible hacker to crash Gaim or execute
arbitrary code or commands 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://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php


Solution:
All gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5"
# emerge ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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