Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2005:049)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Gaim versions prior to version 1.1.4 suffer from a few security issues
such as the HTML parses not sufficiently validating its input. This
allowed a remote attacker to crash the Gaim client be sending certain
malformed HTML messages (CVE-2005-0208 and CVE-2005-0473).

As well, insufficient input validation was also discovered in the
'Oscar' protocol handler, used for ICQ and AIM. By sending specially
crafted packets, remote users could trigger an inifinite loop in Gaim
causing it to become unresponsive and hang (CVE-2005-0472).

Gaim 1.1.4 is provided and fixes these issues.

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=10
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=11
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=12

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17278 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-049.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0208
CVE-2005-0472
CVE-2005-0473

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