FreeBSD : gaim -- AIM/ICQ away message buffer overflow (6d1761d2-0b23-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21447


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


The GAIM team reports :

A remote AIM or ICQ user can cause a buffer overflow in Gaim by setting an away message containing many AIM substitution strings (such as %t or %n).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21447

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6d1761d20b2311dabc080001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2005/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2103