FreeBSD : gaim -- Content-Length header denial-of-service vulnerability (ad61657d-26b9-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19078


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


Sean 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19078

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ad61657d26b911d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, 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: 2004/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/26