3731 : Gaim URL Parser Function Overflow
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A remote overflow exists in Gaim. The URL Parser Function splits a URL into its parts using temporary fixed size stackbuffers in an unsafe way, resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted set of data, an attacker can overflow the buffer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system, resulting in a loss of integrity. Note that it is only possible to overwrite the buffers with a limited character set which makes exploitation difficult.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Unknown


Upgrade to version 0.76 when available. The FreeBSD security team has released an unoffcial patch which also corrects this vulnerability.




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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

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