Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerability (USN-139-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20531
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. By initiating a file transfer with a file name containing certain international characters (like an accented 'a'), a remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an arbitrary Yahoo IM member.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gaim, gaim-data and / or gaim-dev packages.