RHEL 3 / 4 : gaim (RHSA-2005:215)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated gaim package that fixes various security issues as well as
a number of bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

Two HTML parsing bugs were discovered in Gaim. It is possible that a
remote attacker could send a specially crafted message to a Gaim
client, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-0208 and
CVE-2005-0473 to these issues.

A bug in the way Gaim processes SNAC packets was discovered. It is
possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SNAC
packet to a Gaim client, causing the client to stop responding. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0472 to this issue.

Additionally, various client crashes, memory leaks, and protocol
issues have been resolved.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Gaim version 1.1.4 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0208.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0472.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0473.html
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=10
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=11
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=12
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-215.html

Solution :

Update the affected gaim package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17310 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0208
CVE-2005-0472
CVE-2005-0473