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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:117: 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-2004:117 (gaim).

A vulnerability in the MSN protocol handler in the gaim instant messenger
application was discovered. When receiving unexpected sequences of MSNSLP
messages, it is possible that a possible hacker could trigger an internal buffer
overflow which could lead to a crash or even code execution as the user running

The updated packages are patched to fix this problem. This problem does not
affect Mandrakelinux 10.0 installations.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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