RHEL 2.1 : gaim (RHSA-2002:191)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated gaim packages are now available for Red Hat Linux Advanced
Server. These updates fix a vulnerability in the default URL handler.

Gaim is an all-in-one instant messaging client that lets you use a
number of messaging protocols such as AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo, all at
once.

Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of
the manual browser option. A link can be carefully crafted to contain
an arbitrary shell script which will be executed if the user clicks on
the link.

Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim
0.59.1 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-0989.html
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ChangeLog
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-191.html

Solution :

Update the affected gaim package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12323 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0989