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Security Advisory gaim security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:429-06
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-05-11
Last updated on: 2005-05-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1261
CVE-2005-1262

Details

An updated gaim package that fixes two security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in the way gaim processes a
message containing a URL. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted
message resulting in the execution of arbitrary code on a victim's machine.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1261 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way gaim handles malformed MSN messages. A remote
attacker could send a carefully crafted MSN message causing gaim to crash.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1262 to this issue.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706
 
PPC:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 742c7971f07ba2a83af5023ac4283f02
 
s390:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 987db3f09037b9f8deeaaafd51fe76c3
 
s390x:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 16d7c8d5fe4dd0f99f1bd6418f3e03c7
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91
 
PPC:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: f596381eb4b924a8b43df623ac2011ae
 
s390:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: c72eb22cda05c6f23caabc458a6b3132
 
s390x:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 6a64c4e6cd546fd98d2ee0f44c04f6bb
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0135
    MD5: 76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c
 
IA-64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: 84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91
 
x86_64:
gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0133
    MD5: d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

157017 - CAN-2005-1261 Gaim long url buffer overflow
157202 - CAN-2005-1262 Gaim MSN DoS


References



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