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|Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:37 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-05 ] Gaim: Denial of Service issues
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Gaim: Denial of Service issues (GLSA 200504-05)
Date: April 06, 2005
Gaim contains multiple vulnerabilities that can lead to a Denial of
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a
variety of instant messaging protocols.
Vulnerable: < 1.2.1
Unaffected: >= 1.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release of
- A buffer overread in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function,
which is used when logging conversations (CAN-2005-0965).
- Markup tags are improperly escaped using Gaim's IRC plugin
- Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
user can trigger a crash (CAN-2005-0967).
An attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.
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-1.2.1"
Gaim Vulnerability Index
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