Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerability (USN-140-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20533


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


A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. A remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an MSN user by sending a specially crafted MSN package which states an invalid body length in the header.

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: 20533

File Name: ubuntu_USN-140-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

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: 2005/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1934

USN: 140-1