Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2005:049)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17278
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionGaim versions prior to version 1.1.4 suffer from a few security issues such as the HTML parses not sufficiently validating its input. This allowed a remote attacker to crash the Gaim client be sending certain malformed HTML messages (CVE-2005-0208 and CVE-2005-0473).
As well, insufficient input validation was also discovered in the 'Oscar' protocol handler, used for ICQ and AIM. By sending specially crafted packets, remote users could trigger an inifinite loop in Gaim causing it to become unresponsive and hang (CVE-2005-0472).
Gaim 1.1.4 is provided and fixes these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.