GLSA-200506-11 : Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18468


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-11 (Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII characters (CAN-2005-1269).
Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).
Impact :

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.


All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.3.1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18468

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200506-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gaim, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1269, CVE-2005-1934

OSVDB: 17236, 17237

GLSA: 200506-11