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[GLSA-200503-03] Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-03
(Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues)


Specially crafted SNAC packets sent by other instant-messaging
users can cause Gaim to loop endlessly (CVE-2005-0472). Malformed HTML
code could lead to invalid memory accesses (CVE-2005-0208 and
CVE-2005-0473).

Impact

Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial
of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0208
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0472
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0473


Solution:
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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