GLSA-200408-27 : Gaim: New vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-27
(Gaim: New vulnerabilities)

Gaim fails to do proper bounds checking when:
Handling MSN messages (partially fixed with GLSA 200408-12).
Handling rich text format messages.
Resolving local hostname.
Receiving long URLs.
Handling groupware messages.
Allocating memory for webpages with fake content-length
Furthermore Gaim fails to escape filenames when using drag and drop
installation of smiley themes.

Impact :

These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to crash Gaim or execute
arbitrary code or commands with the permissions of the user running

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.

See also :

Solution :

All gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5'
# emerge '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14583 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0500