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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-05 ] Gaim: Denial of Service issues Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Gaim: Denial of Service issues (GLSA 200504-05)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 06, 2005
Bug(s): #87903
ID: 200504-05

Synopsis


Gaim contains multiple vulnerabilities that can lead to a Denial of
Service.


Background


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


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/gaim
Vulnerable: < 1.2.1
Unaffected: >= 1.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release of
Gaim:
  • 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
    (CAN-2005-0966).
  • Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
    user can trigger a crash (CAN-2005-0967).


Impact


An attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.


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-1.2.1"


References

CAN-2005-0967
CAN-2005-0966
CAN-2005-0965
Gaim Vulnerability Index


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