FreeBSD : gaim -- buffer overflow in MSN protocol support (1e6c4008-245f-11d9-b584-0050fc56d258)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18861


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Due to a buffer overflow in the MSN protocol support for gaim 0.79 to 1.0.1, it is possible for remote clients to do a denial-of-service attack on the application. This is caused by an unbounded copy operation, which writes to the wrong buffer.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18861

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1e6c4008245f11d9b5840050fc56d258.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ru-gaim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0891