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 >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200410-23] Gaim: Multiple vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Allworx 6x - VoIP Phone Server / Switch - 4 GB Compact Flash - Updated+Features
$250.0
Allworx 6x - VoIP Phone Server / Switch - 4 GB Compact Flash - Updated+Features pictureNEW LG-Ericsson iPECS LIP-8002E VOIP IP phone Telephone LCD Display PoE Black
$45.7
NEW LG-Ericsson iPECS LIP-8002E VOIP IP phone Telephone LCD Display PoE Black pictureLinksys RTP300 VoIP router With 2 Phone Ports AC Adapter Included
$15.99
Linksys RTP300 VoIP router With 2 Phone Ports AC Adapter Included  pictureMultiTech Systems VOIP MVP210 - Used
$180.0
MultiTech Systems VOIP MVP210 - Used picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.