FreeBSD : gaim -- malicious smiley themes (635bf5f4-26b7-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Gaim Security Issues page documents a problem with installing
smiley themes from an untrusted source :

To install a new smiley theme, a user can drag a tarball from a
graphical file manager, or a hypertext link to one from a web browser.
When a tarball is dragged, Gaim executes a shell command to untar it.
However, it does not escape the filename before sending it to the
shell. Thus, a specially crafted filename could execute arbitrary
commands if the user could be convinced to drag a file into the smiley
theme selector.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18959 (freebsd_pkg_635bf5f426b711d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0784

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