FreeBSD : gaim -- AIM/ICQ remote denial of service vulnerability (8b0e94cc-b5cd-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19020
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 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.