Ubuntu 4.10 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-8-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow and two remote crashes were recently discovered in
gaim's MSN protocol handler. An attacker could potentially execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges by crafting and sending a
particular MSN message.

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 package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20703 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0891