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Gaim < 0.82 MSN Protocol Buffer Overflow

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host appears to be running Gaim, a popular open-source multi-protocol instant messenger. It is reported that this version of Gaim is prone to several buffer overflows in the MSN protocol implementation. This vulnerability may permit an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote computer.

Solution

Upgrade to Gaim 0.82.0 or higher or disable the MSN protocol module.