Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2004:110)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15546


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


More vulnerabilities have been discovered in the gaim instant messenger client. The vulnerabilities pertinent to version 0.75, which is the version shipped with Mandrakelinux 10.0, are: installing smiley themes could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the filename of the tar file that is dragged to the smiley selector. There is also a buffer overflow in the way gaim handles receiving very long URLs.

The provided packages have been patched to fix these problems. These issues, amongst others, have been fixed upstream in version 0.82.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15546

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/22

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:gaim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-encrypt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-festival, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gaim-remote0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gaim-remote0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgaim-remote0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgaim-remote0-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0784, CVE-2004-0785

MDKSA: 2004:110