FreeBSD : gaim -- MSN denial-of-service vulnerabilities (f2d6a5e1-26b9-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19168


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


The Gaim team discovered denial-of-service vulnerabilities in the MSN protocol handler :

After accepting a file transfer request, Gaim will attempt to allocate a buffer of a size equal to the entire filesize, this allocation attempt will cause Gaim to crash if the size exceeds the amount of available memory.

Gaim allocates a buffer for the payload of each message received based on the size field in the header of the message. A malicious peer could specify an invalid size that exceeds the amount of available memory.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19168

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f2d6a5e126b911d99289000c41e2cdad.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: 2004/10/19