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Security Advisory Updated gaim client fixes Jabber plug-in vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2002:098-14
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-05-22
Last updated on: 2002-08-05
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-0384

Details

Updated gaim packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, and
7.3. These updates fix a buffer overflow in the Jabber plug-in module.

Gaim is an instant messaging client based on the published TOC protocol
from AOL. Versions of gaim prior to 0.58 contain a buffer overflow in the
Jabber plug-in module.

Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim
0.59 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that gaim version 0.57 had an additional security problem
which has been fixed in version 0.58 (CAN-2002-0377), however Red Hat
Linux did not ship with version 0.57 and was not vulnerable to this
issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only
those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs
which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated.
Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory
*only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.
Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat
Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
gaim-0.59-0.7.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 835e5401888d91bdf0e23e0c5f6db3df
 
Alpha:
gaim-0.59-0.7.1.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 0c8747bf76323fdf6f1051a9d703d9a8
 
IA-32:
gaim-0.59-0.7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 20f81cf0a9f37c793df2dd08446011a0
 
IA-64:
gaim-0.59-0.7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 066642231f8777db6ad3e5edc9cb4a85
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
gaim-0.59-0.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: ed58245d5e5a5be3aba9c350622cc738
 
IA-32:
gaim-0.59-0.7.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: c298f784d2566aae659b56228b43ebb1
 
IA-64:
gaim-0.59-0.7.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 1ec104fd2357af9629e7caf7beac518b
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
gaim-0.59-0.7.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 46e3e3341a98f715309232eec97289a6
 
IA-32:
gaim-0.59-0.7.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:189
    MD5: 27d0b02251407982ee2b0c9affac5a93
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

65263 - security issues in gaim 0.57


References


Keywords

gaim, irc, jabber


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