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|Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:38 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-11 ] Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities (GLSA 200506-11)
Date: June 12, 2005
Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
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).
Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"
Gaim Vulnerability: Remote Yahoo! crash
Gaim Vulnerability: MSN Remote DoS
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