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<glsa id="200503-03">
<title>Gaim: Multiple Denial of Service issues</title>
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gaim which could allow a remote
attacker to crash the application.
<product type="ebuild">gaim</product>
<announced>March 01, 2005</announced>
<revised>March 01, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="net-im/gaim" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.1.4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.1.4</vulnerable>
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
<impact type="normal">
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 &quot;&gt;=net-im/gaim-1.1.4&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0208</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0472</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0473</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:54:05 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 25 Feb 2005 10:52:36 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 1 Mar 2005 08:51:34 +0000">