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GAIM exploit
From: Randall Perry <lists () domain-logic com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:02:07 -0500

Platform: Windows (tested only on XP and 2000, might impact others)
Application: GAIM v1.1.3
Synopsis: Cause remote crash of GAIM client.

By sending a file to another GAIM user, you can cause their GAIM client
to crash and completely close GAIM down.

Simply send a file to someone with parenthesis in it, and it will crash
when they accept the download (the download does not even begin, it just

Example: filename of gaim1.1(windows).exe
will cause it to crash.

I am still playing with the debug version of GAIM, and having just run
through GTK updates to 2.4 I do not have time to digest and post those.
So far, it looks like it has to do with libglib-2.0-0.dll
I am following up with a post to GAIM developers with a complete report.


No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 266.4.0 - Release Date: 2/22/2005

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