Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : gaim vulnerability (USN-675-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37355


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


It was discovered that Gaim did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-2927).

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37355

File Name: ubuntu_USN-675-2.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2927

USN: 675-2

CWE: 189