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Gaim < 0.59.1 Remote Command Execution

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host seems to be running Gaim, a popular open-source multi-protocol instant messenger. It is reported that this version of Gaim is prone to a remote command execution issue. An attacker may send malicious code encoded in hyperlinks in instant messages that will be executed by the remote host.

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.59.1 or higher.