Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : gaim vulnerability (USN-675-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Gaim did not properly handle certain malformed
messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with
user privileges. (CVE-2008-2927).

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37355 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2927