Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-168-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Daniel Atallah discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
file transfer handler of OSCAR (the module that handles various
instant messaging protocols like ICQ). A remote attacker could crash
the Gaim client of an user by attempting to send him a file with a
name that contains invalid UTF-8 characters. (CAN-2005-2102)

It was found that specially crafted 'away' messages triggered a buffer
overflow. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the Gaim
client or possibly even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of
the Gaim user. (CAN-2005-2103)

Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory
alignment error in the Gadu library, which was fixed in USN-162-1.
However, it was discovered that Gaim contains a copy of the vulnerable
code. By sending specially crafted messages over the Gadu protocol, a
remote attacker could crash Gaim. (CAN-2005-2370).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected gaim, gaim-data and / or gaim-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20574 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14531

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2102

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