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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0008

Original release date: 03/03/2004
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Integer overflow in Gaim 0.74 and earlier, and Ultramagnetic before 0.81, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a directIM packet that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.


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 unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040126 Advisory 01/2004: 12 x Gaim remote overflows
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040127 [slackware-security] GAIM security update (SSA:2004-026-01)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20040126 Advisory 01/2004: 12 x Gaim remote overflows
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-434
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040127 Ultramagnetic Advisory #001: Multiple vulnerabilities in Gaim code
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9469
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:045
External Source: SGI
Name: 20040202-01-U
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:820
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:032
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:006
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:033
External Source: SGI
Name: 20040201-01-U
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2004:813
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#779614
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ultramagnetic.sourceforge.net/advisories/001.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/012004.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200401-04
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1008850
External Source: XF
Name: gaim-directim-bo(14937)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 3734

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:820
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9469
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:rob_flynn:gaim:0.74 and previous versions
cpe:/a:ultramagnetic:ultramagnetic:0.81 and previous versions

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