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[GLSA-200504-05] Gaim: Denial of Service issues Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Gaim: Denial of Service issues
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-05
(Gaim: Denial of Service issues)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release of
A buffer overread in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function,
which is used when logging conversations (CVE-2005-0965).
Markup tags are improperly escaped using Gaim's IRC test
Sending a specially crafted file transfer request to a Gaim Jabber
user can trigger a crash (CVE-2005-0967).
A possible hacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service by exploiting any
of these vulnerabilities.
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-1.2.1"
Threat Level: Low
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