A potential remote overflow exists in Rob Flynn's gaim. GAIM fails to validate input resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code on a client's machine resulting in a loss of integrity or denial of service.
Remote / Network Access
Loss of Integrity,
Loss of Availability
Upgrade to version 0.58 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds. Debian, RedHat, and Mandrake have also released independent patches.
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