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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.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Gaim: Denial of Service issues
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-05
(Gaim: Denial of Service issues)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release of
A buffer overread in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function,
which is used when logging conversations (CVE-2005-0965).
Markup tags are improperly escaped using Gaim's IRC test
Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
user can trigger a crash (CVE-2005-0967).
A possible hacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.2.1"
Network Security Threat Level: Low
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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