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USN125-1 : gaim vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
gaim vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- gaim
- gaim-data
- gaim-dev

Description :

Marco Alvarez found a Denial of Service vulnerability in the Jabber
protocol handler. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Gaim
by sending specially crafted file transfers to the user.

Stu Tomlinson discovered an insufficient bounds checking flaw in the
URL parser. By sending a message containing a very long URL, a remote
attacker could crash Gaim or execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the user. This was not possible on all protocols, due to
message length restrictions. Jabber are SILC were known to be
vulnerable. (CVE-2005-1261)

Siebe Tolsma discovered a Denial of Service attack in the MSN handler.
By sending a specially crafted SLP message with an empty body, a
remote attacker could crash Gaim. (CVE-2005-1262)

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gaim-1.1.4-1ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- gaim-data-1.1.4-1ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- gaim-dev-1.1.4-1ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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