Mission and Overview
NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance (e.g. FISMA).
Resource Status
NVD contains:

Last updated: 2/27/2015 7:24:49 PM

CVE Publication rate: 18.13

Email List

NVD provides four mailing lists to the public. For information and subscription instructions please visit NVD Mailing Lists

Workload Index
Vulnerability Workload Index: 8.78
About Us
NVD is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. It supports the U.S. government multi-agency (OSD, DHS, NSA, DISA, and NIST) Information Security Automation Program. It is the U.S. government content repository for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2103

Original release date: 08/16/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Buffer overflow in the AIM and ICQ module in Gaim before 1.5.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an away message with a large number of AIM substitution strings, such as %t or %n.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:019
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:158543
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=22
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:589
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-168-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 14531
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11477
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:627

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11477
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.10
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.10.3
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.50
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.51
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.52
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.53
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.54
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.55
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.56
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.57
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.58
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.59
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.59.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.60
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.61
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.62
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.63
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.64
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.65
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.66
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.67
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.68
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.69
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.70
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.71
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.72
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.73
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.74
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.75
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.76
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.77
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.78
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.79
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.80
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.81
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.82
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.82.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.0
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.0.0
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.1.0
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.1.2
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.1.3
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.1.4
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.2.0
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.3.0
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.3.1
* cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:1.4.0

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
Changes related to vulnerability configurations

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)