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|Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:05 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-03 ] Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues (GLSA 200503-03)
Date: March 01, 2005
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gaim which could allow a remote attacker to crash the application.
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Vulnerable: < 1.1.4
Unaffected: >= 1.1.4
Architectures: All supported architectures
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).
Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"
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