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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected gaim package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20703 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0891