Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2005:086)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

More vulnerabilities have been found in the gaim instant messaging
client. A stack-based buffer overflow bug was found in how gaim
processes a message containing a URL; a remote attacker could send a
carefully crafted message to cause the execution of arbitrary code on
the user's machine (CVE-2005-1261).

Another bug was found in how gaim handles malformed MSN messages; an
attacker could send a carefully crafted MSN message that would cause
gaim to crash (CVE-2005-1262).

Gaim version 1.3.0 fixes these issues and is provided with this

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18275 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-086.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1261

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