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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-215: gaim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gaim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated gaim package that fixes various security issues as well as a
number of bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

Two HTML parsing bugs were discovered in Gaim. It is possible that a remote
attacker could send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client, causing
it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-0208 and CVE-2005-0473 to
these issues.

A bug in the way Gaim processes SNAC packets was discovered. It is
possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SNAC packet
to a Gaim client, causing the client to stop responding. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0472 to this issue.

Additionally, various client crashes, memory leaks, and protocol issues
have been resolved.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains
Gaim version 1.1.4 and is not vulnerable to these issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-215.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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