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-2005-589: gaim


Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-589: gaim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gaim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now
available.

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

Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.

A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2103 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-589.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

Cables, Connectors

Matching Pair of 2x Intel Xeon X5650 - 2.66 GHz 6C/12T Workstation/Server CPUs
$4.99
Matching Pair of 2x Intel Xeon X5650 - 2.66 GHz 6C/12T Workstation/Server CPUs pictureLot of 4 Samsung 16GB 4RX4 PC3-8500R-07-11 Server RAM. 64GB total. Tested.
$100.0
Lot of 4 Samsung 16GB 4RX4  PC3-8500R-07-11 Server RAM. 64GB total. Tested.  pictureRGEEK 150W DC-DC Pico PSU for Mini-ITX PC - 12V 24Pin - Sata Power - CPU Power
$34.98
RGEEK 150W DC-DC Pico PSU for Mini-ITX PC - 12V 24Pin - Sata Power - CPU Power pictureApple Mac mini Server edition - MC936LL/A 2GHz Intel iCore i7 + 8GB RAM
$175.0
Apple Mac mini Server edition - MC936LL/A 2GHz Intel iCore i7 + 8GB RAM picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.