Gaim < 1.3.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3012
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The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


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 vulnerable to several remote flaws. Namely

1) A Gaim client downloading a non-Ascii support file will crash when processing the file
2) The Gaim MSN Messenger module, when processing a malformed message, will crash.

Both of these vulnerabilities are Denial of Service (DoS) attacks that introduce a risk to availability.


Update to version 1.3.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 3012

Published: 6/10/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 2655

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:rob_flynn:gaim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1269, CVE-2005-1934

BID: 13932, 13931