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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-11 ] Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities (GLSA 200506-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 12, 2005
Bug(s): #95347
ID: 200506-11

Synopsis

Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: net-im/gaim
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII characters (CAN-2005-1269). Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"


References

Gaim Vulnerability: Remote Yahoo! crash
Gaim Vulnerability: MSN Remote DoS
CAN-2005-1269
CAN-2005-1934


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