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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-11
(Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)
Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file
transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII
Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a
vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CVE-2005-1934).
Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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