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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-03 ] Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues (GLSA 200503-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 01, 2005
Bug(s): #83253
ID: 200503-03

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gaim which could allow a remote attacker to crash the application.

Background

Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected Packages

Package: net-im/gaim
Vulnerable: < 1.1.4
Unaffected: >= 1.1.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Specially crafted SNAC packets sent by other instant-messaging users can cause Gaim to loop endlessly (CAN-2005-0472). Malformed HTML code could lead to invalid memory accesses (CAN-2005-0208 and CAN-2005-0473).

Impact

Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"


References

CAN-2005-0208
CAN-2005-0472
CAN-2005-0473


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