GLSA-200506-11 : Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18468
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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).
Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
SolutionAll Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gaim-1.3.1'