Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2004:117)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15597


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


A vulnerability in the MSN protocol handler in the gaim instant messenger application was discovered. When receiving unexpected sequences of MSNSLP messages, it is possible that an attacker could trigger an internal buffer overflow which could lead to a crash or even code execution as the user running gaim.

The updated packages are patched to fix this problem. This problem does not affect Mandrakelinux 10.0 installations.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15597

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-festival, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-gevolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-tcl, 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:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0891

MDKSA: 2004:117