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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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
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
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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