DSA 716-1: New gaim packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 04/27/2005 06:15 AM

New gaim packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 716-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gaim
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0472

It has been discovered that certain malformed SNAC packets sent by other AIM or ICQ users can trigger an infinite loop in Gaim, a multi-protocol instant messaging client, and hence lead to a denial of service of the client.

Two more denial of service conditions have been discovered in newer versions of Gaim which are fixed in the package in sid but are not present in the package in woody.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.58-2.5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gaim packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 681 e985a045131d5ad43c2192533d581d49
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 23078 688d4d51bd00e863c4c911f539708f0d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1928057 644df289daeca5f9dd3983d65c8b2407

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 480588 297fed5e44fab4f49c3c103159ee3dc4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 674918 1a59dbf94b98f25c18eaeee28aab5910
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 501450 bbe7cdac070bed0937596df34052c555

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 401938 1f9588d2015c20477f35f59de2e67190
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 615258 6a1d88825004fb405881674236b5f34b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 422646 eab79e46b080475268510509635388b2

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 389530 e4b3815727835a3ab112fb109a328021
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 605678 619283e7b98add8bf725beb71a3de75b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 409274 c81aa5abd01455d0b082c6503e5abb32

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 557214 f57cd6a3c35d2d7042690e5584d3c49c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 765410 33b7051caea6919c87519bc9c570ef69
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 570064 2a9d5dbdd9b1bc7470d3a7a12cf3b453

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459698 74a1621f52f73e436aeffc82e1c528a5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 691344 06a88c54e725114cb0818b50dce65fd5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 481568 5aaf2370d855711ae2d2916c13831f0b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 370690 627841728dabb3c6e83e60c8001a0ac4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 622818 e4205658f157914fc5cea27c7248a71d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 392316 8ee4f81a43e8b9ae123adadba2eed04c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 406618 354027157ccc8439f28f3d05198cce12
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 615058 36c64cdcac52153d504eb7e246560510
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 427314 7f59f09c347ed39a12fad8408c40fab3

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 397210 f690bab2d77b7f5bc5c207ab8799a7ae
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 607548 a62777c3ba8590660821edb1f46947ee
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 416922 31b725e25888062257b1d9a212450a0e

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 413722 b499efefdd53e1e1f99c82fe4345d740
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 643070 e6a50e343c77e80e72c26570e4086452
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 434530 be29354736f00ed85d5aa36d0bb86330

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 399718 1328ff0fecf64d0a8db50bcbf6a4307d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 644284 c668b1de2ad8c707c5f8ad2de456bf9c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 422222 14e4654f7df7c22fb6e8240908c7836c

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_0.58-2.5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 409866 7d8a00f61567dea550246ba36ee8f350
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-common_0.58-2.5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 654072 aca9f7da61fa3f05e5394844fd1cc0ba
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-gnome_0.58-2.5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 428798 d4eb82d10dfcaee16df40d3c4547e809


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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