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MDKSA-2005:139: 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-2005:139 (gaim).
Yet more vulnerabilities have been discovered in the gaim IM client. Invalid
characters in a sent file can cause Gaim to crash on some systems
a remote AIM or ICQ user can cause a buffer overflow in Gaim
by setting an away message containing many AIM substitution strings
a memory alignment bug in the library used by Gaim to access
the Gadu-Gadu network can result in a buffer overflow on non-x86 architecture
These problems have been corrected in gaim 1.5.0 which is provided with this
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:139
Threat Level: High
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