Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerability (USN-140-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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. A
remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an MSN user by sending
a specially crafted MSN package which states an invalid body length in
the header.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20533 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1934