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[GLSA-200508-06] Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-06
(Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code)


Brandon Perry discovered that Gaim is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow when handling away messages (CVE-2005-2103).
Furthermore, Daniel Atallah discovered a vulnerability in the handling
of file transfers (CVE-2005-2102).

Impact

A remote attacker could create a specially crafted away message
which, when viewed by the target user, could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code. Also, a possible hacker could send a file with a non-UTF8
filename to a user, which would result in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2102
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2103


Solution:
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.5.0"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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