Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
The Gaim developers discovered that the HTML parser did not
sufficiently validate its input. This allowed a remote attacker to
crash the Gaim client by sending certain malformed HTML messages.
Another lack of sufficient input validation was found in the 'Oscar'
protocol handler which is used for ICQ and AIM. By sending specially
crafted packets, remote users could trigger an infinite loop in Gaim
which caused Gaim to become unresponsive and hang. (CAN-2005-0472).
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.
Update the affected gaim package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0