Ubuntu 4.10 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-106-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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
this allowed
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).

Solution :

Update the affected gaim package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20492 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0965