GLSA-200504-05 : Gaim: Denial of Service issues

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-05
(Gaim: Denial of Service issues)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release of
Gaim:
A buffer overread in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function,
which is used when logging conversations (CAN-2005-0965).
Markup tags are improperly escaped using Gaim's IRC plugin
(CAN-2005-0966).
Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
user can trigger a crash (CAN-2005-0967).

Impact :

An attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-05.xml

Solution :

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.2.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17992 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0965
CVE-2005-0966
CVE-2005-0967