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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:589

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:589.

Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.

A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2005-2103 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 14531
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2103
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:019 (Google Search)
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