Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerability (USN-139-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20531


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


A 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gaim, gaim-data and / or gaim-dev packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20531

File Name: ubuntu_USN-139-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1269

USN: 139-1