FreeBSD : gaim -- remote crash on some protocols (889061af-c427-11d9-ac59-02061b08fc24)
High Nessus Plugin ID 19017
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionThe GAIM team reports that GAIM is vulnerable to a denial-of-service vulnerability which can cause GAIM to crash :
It is possible for a remote user to overflow a static buffer by sending an IM containing a very large URL (greater than 8192 bytes) to the Gaim user. This is not possible on all protocols, due to message length restrictions. Jabber are SILC are known to be vulnerable.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.