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USN8-1 : gaim vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote package "gaim" is missing a security patch.
A buffer overflow and two remote crashes were recently discovered in
gaim's MSN protocol handler. A possible hacker could potentially execute
arbitrary code with the user's rights by crafting and sending a
particular MSN message.
Upgrade to :
- gaim-1.0.0-1ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
Threat Level: High
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