FreeBSD : gaim -- buffer overflow in MSN protocol support (1e6c4008-245f-11d9-b584-0050fc56d258)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Due to a buffer overflow in the MSN protocol support for gaim 0.79 to
1.0.1, it is possible for remote clients to do a denial-of-service
attack on the application. This is caused by an unbounded copy
operation, which writes to the wrong buffer.

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=9
http://www.nessus.org/u?bd830678

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18861 (freebsd_pkg_1e6c4008245f11d9b5840050fc56d258.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0891

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