FreeBSD : gaim -- multiple buffer overflows (4260eacb-26b8-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sean infamous42md reports several situations in gaim that may result
in exploitable buffer overflows :

- Rich Text Format (RTF) messages in Novell GroupWise protocol

- Unsafe use of gethostbyname in zephyr protocol

- URLs which are over 2048 bytes long once decoded

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=3
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=4
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=5
http://www.nessus.org/u?715cc30e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18918 (freebsd_pkg_4260eacb26b811d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0785

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