RHEL 3 / 4 : gaim (RHSA-2005:518)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated gaim package that fixes two denial of service issues is now
available.

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

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

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a bug in the way Gaim handles Yahoo!
Messenger file transfers. It is possible for a malicious user to send
a specially crafted file transfer request that causes Gaim to crash.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-1269 to this issue.

Additionally, Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a bug in the way Gaim
parses MSN Messenger messages. It is possible for a malicious user to
send a specially crafted MSN Messenger message that causes Gaim to
crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1934 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains version 1.3.1 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1269.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1934.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-518.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: 18511 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1269
CVE-2005-1934