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USN106-1 : gaim vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gaim vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "gaim" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Jean-Yves Lefort discovered a buffer overflow in the
gaim_markup_strip_html() function. This caused Gaim to crash when
receiving certain malformed HTML messages. (CVE-2005-0965)

Jean-Yves Lefort also noticed that many functions that handle IRC
commands do not escape received HTML metacharacters
this permited
remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service by injecting arbitrary
HTML code into the conversation window, popping up arbitrarily many
empty dialog boxes, or even causing Gaim to crash. (CVE-2005-0966)

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gaim-1.0.0-1ubuntu1.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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