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[DSA769] DSA-769-1 gaim Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-769-1 gaim

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
this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.1-1.4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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