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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0785

Original release date: 10/20/2004
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Multiple buffer overflows in Gaim before 0.82 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) Rich Text Format (RTF) messages, (2) a long hostname for the local system as obtained from DNS, or (3) a long URL that is not properly handled by the URL decoder.


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

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 9262
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=5
External Source: XF
Name: gaim-hostname-bo(17142)
External Source: XF
Name: gaim-rtf-bo(17141)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=4
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1011083
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200408-27
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: gaim-url-bo(17143)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10907
External Source: BID
Name: 11056
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 9263
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2004-278
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 9261
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2004-279
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:400
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=3
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10907
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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