FreeBSD : gaim -- AIM/ICQ remote denial of service vulnerability (8b0e94cc-b5cd-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19020


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 freeze :

Certain malformed SNAC packets sent by other AIM or ICQ users can trigger an infinite loop in Gaim when parsing the SNAC. The remote user would need a custom client, able to generate malformed SNACs.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19020

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8b0e94ccb5cd11d9a7880001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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: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: 2005/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0472