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MDKSA-2005:086: 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-2005:086 (gaim).

More vulnerabilities have been found in the gaim instant messaging client. A
stack-based buffer overflow bug was found in how gaim processes a message
containing a URL
a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted message to
cause the execution of arbitrary code on the user's machine (CVE-2005-1261).

Another bug was found in how gaim handles malformed MSN messages
a possible hacker
could send a carefully crafted MSN message that would cause gaim to crash

Gaim version 1.3.0 fixes these issues and is provided with this update.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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