This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-12
(Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow)
Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team has discovered a remotely
exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the code handling MSN
By sending a carefully-crafted message, an attacker may execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Gaim.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.
See also :
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1'
# emerge '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14568 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0500