Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums

If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.

Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Red Hat Local Security Checks >> RHSA-2002-191: gaim

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
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 :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

Cables, Connectors

JUNIPER 710-001292 4 SLOT FPC1 MODULE POWERS ON pictureJuniper Netscreen NS-5XT-101 Elite Firewall with US Power Cord
Juniper Netscreen NS-5XT-101 Elite Firewall with US Power Cord pictureJuniper SSG5
Juniper SSG5 pictureJuniper Proprietary Power Supply - 150 W
Juniper Proprietary Power Supply - 150 W picture


No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.