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Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200506-11 / gaim
Release Date June 12, 2005
Latest Revision June 12, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-im/gaim < 1.3.1 >= 1.3.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #95347


Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated June 12, 2005

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