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[GLSA-200503-03] Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-03
(Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues)
Specially crafted SNAC packets sent by other instant-messaging
users can cause Gaim to loop endlessly (CVE-2005-0472). Malformed HTML
code could lead to invalid memory accesses (CVE-2005-0208 and
Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"
Threat Level: Medium
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