FreeBSD : gaim -- AIM/ICQ remote denial of service vulnerability (8b0e94cc-b5cd-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The GAIM team reports that GAIM is vulnerable to a denial-of-service
vulnerability which can cause GAIM to freeze :

Certain malformed SNAC packets sent by other AIM or ICQ users can
trigger an infinite loop in Gaim when parsing the SNAC. The remote
user would need a custom client, able to generate malformed SNACs.

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=10
http://www.nessus.org/u?e2a13861

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19020 (freebsd_pkg_8b0e94ccb5cd11d9a7880001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0472

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