Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerability (USN-139-1)

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 :

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. By
initiating a file transfer with a file name containing certain
international characters (like an accented 'a'), a remote attacker
could crash the Gaim client of an arbitrary Yahoo IM member.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20531 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1269