GLSA-200503-03 : Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues

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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-200503-03
(Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues)

Specially crafted SNAC packets sent by other instant-messaging
users can cause Gaim to loop endlessly (CAN-2005-0472). Malformed HTML
code could lead to invalid memory accesses (CAN-2005-0208 and

Impact :

Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial
of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.1.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17250 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0208