FreeBSD : gaim -- remote DoS on receiving certain messages over IRC (ec09baa3-a9f5-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The GAIM team reports :

The IRC protocol plugin in Gaim 1.2.0, and possibly earlier versions,
allows (1) remote attackers to inject arbitrary Gaim markup via
irc_msg_kick, irc_msg_mode, irc_msg_part, irc_msg_quit, (2) remote
attackers to inject arbitrary Pango markup and pop up empty dialog
boxes via irc_msg_invite, or (3) malicious IRC servers to cause a
denial of service (application crash) by injecting certain Pango
markup into irc_msg_badmode, irc_msg_banned, irc_msg_unknown,
irc_msg_nochan functions.

See also :

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=14
http://www.nessus.org/u?e92a9887

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19153 (freebsd_pkg_ec09baa3a9f511d9a7880001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13003

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0966

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