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[GLSA-200410-23] Gaim: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gaim: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-23
(Gaim: Multiple vulnerabilities)


A possible buffer overflow exists in the code processing MSN SLP messages
(CVE-2004-0891). memcpy() was used without validating the size of the
buffer, and an incorrect buffer was used as destination under certain
circumstances. Additionally, memory allocation problems were found in the
processing of MSN SLP messages and the receiving of files. These issues
could lead Gaim to try to allocate more memory than available, resulting in
the crash of the application.

Impact

A remote attacker could crash Gaim and possibly execute arbitrary code by
exploiting the buffer overflow.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0891
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/


Solution:
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-im/gaim-1.0.2"
# emerge ">=net-im/gaim-1.0.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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