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RHSA-2005-589: 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 a buffer overflow security issue is now

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.

A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2005-2103 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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