Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gaim which could allow a remote attacker to crash the application.
|Package||net-im/gaim on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.1.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.1.4|
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Specially crafted SNAC packets sent by other instant-messaging users can cause Gaim to loop endlessly (CAN-2005-0472). Malformed HTML code could lead to invalid memory accesses (CAN-2005-0208 and CAN-2005-0473).
Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"
March 01, 2005
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