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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SUSE-SA:2004:025: 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 SUSE-SA:2004:025 (gaim).


Gaim is an instant messaging client which supports a wide range of
protocols.

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team discovered various remotely
exploitable buffer overflows in the MSN-protocol parsing functions during
a code review of the MSN protocol handling code.

Remote attackers can execute arbitrary code as the user running the gaim
client.

The vulnerable code exists in SUSE Linux 9.1 only.

Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2004_25_gaim.html

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10865

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

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