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[GLSA-200504-05] Gaim: Denial of Service issues

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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
Gaim:
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
(CVE-2005-0966).
Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
user can trigger a crash (CVE-2005-0967).

Impact

A possible hacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0967
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0966
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0965
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/


Solution:
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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