Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-125-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Marco Alvarez found a Denial of Service vulnerability in the Jabber
protocol handler. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Gaim
by sending specially crafted file transfers to the user.

Stu Tomlinson discovered an insufficient bounds checking flaw in the
URL parser. By sending a message containing a very long URL, a remote
attacker could crash Gaim or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. This was not possible on all protocols, due to
message length restrictions. Jabber are SILC were known to be
vulnerable. (CAN-2005-1261)

Siebe Tolsma discovered a Denial of Service attack in the MSN handler.
By sending a specially crafted SLP message with an empty body, a
remote attacker could crash Gaim. (CAN-2005-1262).

Solution :

Update the affected gaim, gaim-data and / or gaim-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20515 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0967