RHEL 2.1 : gaim (RHSA-2002:191)

High Nessus Plugin ID 12323


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated gaim packages are now available for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. These updates fix a vulnerability in the default URL handler.

Gaim is an all-in-one instant messaging client that lets you use a number of messaging protocols such as AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo, all at once.

Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of the manual browser option. A link can be carefully crafted to contain an arbitrary shell script which will be executed if the user clicks on the link.

Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim 0.59.1 which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected gaim package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12323

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2002-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gaim, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2002/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0989

RHSA: 2002:191