GLSA-200505-09 : Gaim: Denial of Service and buffer overflow vulnerabilties

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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-200505-09
(Gaim: Denial of Service and buffer overflow vulnerabilties)

Stu Tomlinson discovered that Gaim is vulnerable to a remote stack
based buffer overflow when receiving messages in certain protocols,
like Jabber and SILC, with a very long URL (CAN-2005-1261). Siebe
Tolsma discovered that Gaim is also vulnerable to a remote Denial of
Service attack when receiving a specially crafted MSN message
(CAN-2005-1262).

Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a buffer overflow by sending an
instant message with a very long URL, potentially leading to the
execution of malicious code. By sending a SLP message with an empty
body, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or crash of the
Gaim client.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-09.xml

Solution :

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.3.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18252 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1261
CVE-2005-1262