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Security Advisory gaim security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:432-09
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-05-11
Last updated on: 2005-05-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0472
CVE-2005-1261

Details

An updated gaim package that fixes security issues is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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 in the way Gaim processes SNAC packets was discovered. It is possible
that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SNAC packet to a Gaim
client, causing the client to stop responding. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0472
to this issue.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains
gaim version 0.59.9 with backported patches to correct these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. 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 Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:589
    MD5: dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4
 
IA-64:
gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:589
    MD5: 5f32a394431f368a7c9e049f4ebb7494
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:589
    MD5: dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:589
    MD5: dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:589
    MD5: 5f32a394431f368a7c9e049f4ebb7494
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

153319 - CAN-2005-0472 Gaim DoS
157017 - CAN-2005-1261 Gaim long url buffer overflow


References



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