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MDKSA-2004:117: gaim Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gaim package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:117 (gaim).
A vulnerability in the MSN protocol handler in the gaim instant messenger
application was discovered. When receiving unexpected sequences of MSNSLP
messages, it is possible that a possible hacker could trigger an internal buffer
overflow which could lead to a crash or even code execution as the user running
The updated packages are patched to fix this problem. This problem does not
affect Mandrakelinux 10.0 installations.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:117
Threat Level: High
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