FreeBSD : gaim remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in MSN component (5b8f9a02-ec93-11d8-b913-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36550


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


Sebastian Krahmer discovered several remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the MSN component of gaim.

In two places in the MSN protocol plugins (object.c and slp.c), strncpy was used incorrectly; the size of the array was not checked before copying to it. Both bugs affect MSN's MSNSLP protocol, which is peer-to-peer, so this could potentially be easy to exploit.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36550

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5b8f9a02ec9311d8b913000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

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: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: 2004/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0500