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[DSA734] DSA-734-1 gaim Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Two denial of service problems have been discovered in Gaim, a
multi-protocol instant messaging client. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
A malformed Yahoo filename can result in a crash of the application.
A malformed MSN message can lead to incorrect memory allocation
resulting in a crash of the application.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-734
Threat Level: High
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