FreeBSD : gaim -- MSN remote DoS vulnerability (ad5e70bb-c429-11d9-ac59-02061b08fc24)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19077


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


The GAIM team reports :

Potential remote denial of service bug resulting from not checking a pointer for non-NULL before passing it to strncmp, which results in a crash. This can be triggered by a remote client sending an SLP message with an empty body.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19077

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ad5e70bbc42911d9ac5902061b08fc24.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: 2005/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1262