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RHSA-2005-518: gaim Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gaim packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated gaim package that fixes two denial of service issues is now
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.
Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a bug in the way Gaim handles Yahoo! Messenger
file transfers. It is possible for a malicious user to send a specially
crafted file transfer request that causes Gaim to crash. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-1269 to this issue.
Additionally, Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a bug in the way Gaim parses
MSN Messenger messages. It is possible for a malicious user to send a
specially crafted MSN Messenger message that causes Gaim to crash. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2005-1934 to this issue.
Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
version 1.3.1 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-518.html
Threat Level: High
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