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MDKSA-2002:054-1: gaim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gaim package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:054-1 (gaim).


Versions of Gaim (an AOL instant message client) prior to 0.58 contain a buffer
overflow in the Jabber plug-in module. As well, a vulnerability was discovered
in the URL-handling code, where the 'manual' browser command passes an untrusted
string to the shell without reliable quoting or escaping. This permits an
attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the user's machine with the user's
permissions. Those using the built-in browser commands are not vulnerable.
Update:
The 8.1 package had an incorrect dependency on perl. This package has been
replaced with a proper package. Please note the differing md5 sums.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:054-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5574

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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