Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Jean-Yves Lefort discovered a buffer overflow in the
gaim_markup_strip_html() function. This caused Gaim to crash when
receiving certain malformed HTML messages. (CAN-2005-0965)
Jean-Yves Lefort also noticed that many functions that handle IRC
commands do not escape received HTML metacharacters
remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service by injecting arbitrary
HTML code into the conversation window, popping up arbitrarily many
empty dialog boxes, or even causing Gaim to crash. (CAN-2005-0966).
Update the affected gaim package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4