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SUSE-SA:2004:025: 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 SUSE-SA:2004:025 (gaim).
Gaim is an instant messaging client which supports a wide range of
Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team discovered various remotely
exploitable buffer overflows in the MSN-protocol parsing functions during
a code review of the MSN protocol handling code.
Remote attackers can execute arbitrary code as the user running the gaim
The vulnerable code exists in SUSE Linux 9.1 only.
Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2004_25_gaim.html
Threat Level: High
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