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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-27
(Gaim: New vulnerabilities)
Gaim fails to do proper bounds checking when:
Handling MSN messages (partially fixed with GLSA 200408-12).
Handling rich text format messages.
Resolving local hostname.
Receiving long URLs.
Handling groupware messages.
Allocating memory for webpages with fake content-length
Furthermore Gaim fails to escape filenames when using drag and drop
installation of smiley themes.
These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to crash Gaim or execute
arbitrary code or commands with the permissions of the user running
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.
See also :
All gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5'
# emerge '>=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14583 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-27.nasl)
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