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Security Advisory gaim security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:589-16
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-08-09
Last updated on: 2005-08-09
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-2005-2103

Details

An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now
available.

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

Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.

A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2103 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.


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:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gaim/0.59.9-5.el2/i386/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gaim/0.59.9-5.el2/ia64/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8e9964a5627d7543a696de91faaadb1e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gaim/0.59.9-5.el2/i386/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gaim/0.59.9-5.el2/i386/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gaim/0.59.9-5.el2/ia64/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8e9964a5627d7543a696de91faaadb1e
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

165444 - CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution


References



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