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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0989

Original release date: 09/24/2002
Last revised: 09/10/2008


The URL handler in the manual browser option for Gaim before 0.59.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script via shell metacharacters in a link.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
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: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: gaim-url-handler-command-execution(9978)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:190
External Source: BID
Name: 5574
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTL0209-067
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:156
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-158
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020827 GLSA: gaim
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=72728
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:191
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:054
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:189
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:521
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SN-02:06
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ChangeLog

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