Gaim < 1.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2793


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host seems to be running Gaim, a popular open-source multi-protocol instant messenger. It is reported that this version of Gaim is prone to a flaw in the way that it handles malformed HTML data. Specifically, a content-parsing flaw in the 'gaim_markup_strip_html' function can cause the application to fail, leading to a loss of availability. Further, there are reported flaws within the IRC and Jabber plugins that can lead to a remote Denial of Service. In addition, it is reported that a flaw within the IRC plugin can allow the injection of Gaim scripting language commands.


Update to Gaim 1.2.1 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2793

Published: 2005/04/06

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 2655

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0967, CVE-2005-0965, CVE-2005-0966

BID: 12999, 13003, 13004