The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
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.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (gaim)||RHSA-2004:400||September 07, 2004|
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