SUSE-SA:2004:025: gaim

High Nessus Plugin ID 14264


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:025 (gaim).

Gaim is an instant messaging client which supports a wide range of protocols.

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team discovered various remotely exploitable buffer overflows in the MSN-protocol parsing functions during a code review of the MSN protocol handling code.

Remote attackers can execute arbitrary code as the user running the gaim client.

The vulnerable code exists in SUSE Linux 9.1 only.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14264

File Name: suse_SA_2004_025.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/08/12

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0500

BID: 10865