FreeBSD : gaim -- remote crash on some protocols (889061af-c427-11d9-ac59-02061b08fc24)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19017


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


The 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19017

File Name: freebsd_pkg_889061afc42711d9ac5902061b08fc24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ko-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: 2005/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1261