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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:110: 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-2004:110 (gaim).


More vulnerabilities have been discovered in the gaim instant messenger client.
The vulnerabilities pertinent to version 0.75, which is the version shipped with
Mandrakelinux 10.0, are: installing smiley themes could permit remote attackers
to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the filename of the
tar file that is dragged to the smiley selector. There is also a buffer overflow
in the way gaim handles receiving very long URLs.
The provided packages have been patched to fix these problems. These issues,
amongst others, have been fixed upstream in version 0.82.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:110
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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