Gaim contains a flaw in the processing of certain packets that may cause a denial of service.
From the Gaim project:
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks
A remote attacker may be able to cause Gaim and the local system to become unresponsive or to cause Gaim to crash.
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As a best practice and potential workaround, users should not accept unexpected messages from unknown sources.
Thanks to the Gaim project for reporting this vulnerability.
|Date First Published:||2005-02-21|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-02-22 14:21 UTC|