CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Public: 2005-08-08


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2103 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (gaim) RHSA-2005:589 August 10, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (gaim) RHSA-2005:627 August 10, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (gaim) RHSA-2005:627 August 10, 2005

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