Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities — GLSA 200506-11

Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Affected Packages

net-im/gaim on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.1

Background

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

Description

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII characters (CAN-2005-1269).

Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"

References

Release Date
June 12, 2005

Latest Revision
June 12, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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