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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:139: 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-2005:139 (gaim).

Yet more vulnerabilities have been discovered in the gaim IM client. Invalid
characters in a sent file can cause Gaim to crash on some systems
a remote AIM or ICQ user can cause a buffer overflow in Gaim
by setting an away message containing many AIM substitution strings
a memory alignment bug in the library used by Gaim to access
the Gadu-Gadu network can result in a buffer overflow on non-x86 architecture
systems (CVE-2005-2370).

These problems have been corrected in gaim 1.5.0 which is provided with this

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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