Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.
|Package||net-im/gaim on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.1|
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.
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).
Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"
June 12, 2005
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