Rob Flynn Gaim 1.1.3 denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Rob Flynn Gaim 1.1.3 (Messaging Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Gaim 1.1.3 on Windows systems allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (client crash) via a file transfer in which the filename contains "(" or ")" (parenthesis) characters.

The weakness was presented 05/02/2005 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2005-0573 since 02/27/2005. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1499 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (19489), Secunia (SA14387), SecurityTracker (ID 1013300) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-40935).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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02/25/2005 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-0573 (🔍)
Secunia: 14387 - Gaim Filename Paranthesis Handling Denial of Service Weakness, Not Critical
X-Force: 19489
SecurityTracker: 1013300 - Gaim Can Be Crashed By Sending a Filename Containing a Parenthesis Character to a Remote User
Vulnerability Center: 40935 - Gaim 1.1.3 on Windows Remote DoS via a File Transfer With Crafted File Name, Medium


Created: 03/10/2015 11:05 PM
Updated: 05/08/2017 08:56 AM
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