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[DSA769] DSA-769-1 gaim Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory alignment
error in libgadu (from ekg, console Gadu Gadu client, an instant
messaging program) which is included in gaim, a multi-protocol instant
messaging client, as well. This can not be exploited on the x86
architecture but on others, e.g. on Sparc and lead to a bus error,
in other words a denial of service.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-769
Threat Level: High
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