GLSA-200508-06 : Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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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-200508-06
(Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Brandon Perry discovered that Gaim is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow when handling away messages (CAN-2005-2103).
Furthermore, Daniel Atallah discovered a vulnerability in the handling
of file transfers (CAN-2005-2102).

Impact :

A remote attacker could create a specially crafted away message
which, when viewed by the target user, could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code. Also, an attacker could send a file with a non-UTF8
filename to a user, which would result 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-1.5.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19439 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14531

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2102