Gaim < 0.59 Web Mail Account Information Disclosure

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2163


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.


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 an information disclosure issue. If the user configures Gaim to check a web mail account, the program may create two world readable files in /tmp during the operation that contain sensitive information about the account.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2163

File Name: 2163.prm

Published: 2004/08/26

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 2655

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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


Base Score: 3.9

Temporal Score: 3.7


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0377

BID: 4730

OSVDB: 5310