FreeBSD : gaim -- Content-Length header denial-of-service vulnerability (ad61657d-26b9-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)
High Nessus Plugin ID 19078
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionSean infamous42md reports :
When a remote server provides a large 'content-length' header value, Gaim will attempt to allocate a buffer to store the content, however this allocation attempt will cause Gaim to crash if the length exceeds the amount of possible memory. This happens when reading profile information on some protocols. It also happens when smiley themes are installed via drag and drop.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.