Gaim < 0.82 MSN Protocol Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2160

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host appears to be running Gaim, a popular open-source multi-protocol instant messenger. It is reported that this version of Gaim is prone to several buffer overflows in the MSN protocol implementation. This vulnerability may permit an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote computer.

Solution

Upgrade to Gaim 0.82.0 or higher or disable the MSN protocol module.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2160

File Name: 2160.prm

Published: 2004/08/26

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 2655

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0785, CVE-2004-0754, CVE-2004-2589, CVE-2004-0500

BID: 11056, 10865