Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-781-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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 when sending a file using the XMPP protocol handler. If a
user were tricked into sending a file, a remote attacker could send a
specially crafted response and cause Gaim to crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1373)

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-2009-1376).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39313 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35067

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373
CVE-2009-1376