Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2005:071)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18052


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


More vulnerabilities have been discovered in the gaim instant messaging client :

A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the way that gaim escapes HTML, allowing a remote attacker to send a specially crafted message to a gaim client and causing it to crash (CVE-2005-0965).

A bug was discovered in several of gaim's IRC processing functions that fail to properly remove various markup tags within an IRC message. This could allow a remote attacker to send specially crafted message to a gaim client connected to an IRC server, causing it to crash (CVE-2005-0966).

Finally, a problem was found in gaim's Jabber message parser that would allow a remote Jabber user to send a specially crafted message to a gaim client, bausing it to crash (CVE-2005-0967).

Gaim version 1.2.1 is not vulnerable to these issues and is provided with this update.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18052

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-gevolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gaim-silc, 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, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0965, CVE-2005-0966, CVE-2005-0967

MDKSA: 2005:071