Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues — GLSA 200503-03

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gaim which could allow a remote attacker to crash the application.

Affected Packages

net-im/gaim on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.4
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.4

Background

Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.

Description

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).

Impact

Remote attackers could exploit these issues, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.1.4"

References

Release Date
March 01, 2005

Latest Revision
March 01, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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