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MDKSA-2005:086: 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-2005:086 (gaim).



More vulnerabilities have been found in the gaim instant messaging client. A
stack-based buffer overflow bug was found in how gaim processes a message
containing a URL
a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted message to
cause the execution of arbitrary code on the user's machine (CVE-2005-1261).

Another bug was found in how gaim handles malformed MSN messages
a possible hacker
could send a carefully crafted MSN message that would cause gaim to crash
(CVE-2005-1262).

Gaim version 1.3.0 fixes these issues and is provided with this update.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:086
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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