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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2002-191: gaim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gaim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated gaim packages are now available for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.
These updates fix a vulnerability in the default URL handler.

Gaim is an all-in-one instant messaging client that lets you use a number
of
messaging protocols such as AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo, all at once.

Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of
the manual browser option. A link can be carefully crafted to contain
an arbitrary shell script which will be executed if the user clicks on
the link.

Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim
0.59.1 which is not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-191.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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