Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gaim (MDKSA-2005:086)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18275


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


More vulnerabilities have been found in the gaim instant messaging client. A stack-based buffer overflow bug was found in how gaim processes a message containing a URL; a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted message to cause the execution of arbitrary code on the user's machine (CVE-2005-1261).

Another bug was found in how gaim handles malformed MSN messages; an attacker could send a carefully crafted MSN message that would cause gaim to crash (CVE-2005-1262).

Gaim version 1.3.0 fixes these issues and is provided with this update.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18275

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/17

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-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: 2005/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1261, CVE-2005-1262

MDKSA: 2005:086