GLSA-200506-11 : Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-11
(Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file
transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII
characters (CAN-2005-1269).
Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a
vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact :

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.3.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18468 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1269

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