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gaim -- remote crash on some protocols


The GAIM team reports that GAIM is vulnerable to a denial-of-service vulnerability which can cause GAIM to crash:

It is possible for a remote user to overflow a static buffer by sending an IM containing a very large URL (greater than 8192 bytes) to the Gaim user. This is not possible on all protocols, due to message length restrictions. Jabber are SILC are known to be vulnerable.



portaudit: gaim -- remote crash on some protocols

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Oliver Eikemeier <>