DSA 769-1: New gaim packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 07/29/2005 04:59 AM

New gaim packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 769-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 29th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gaim
Vulnerability : memory alignment bug
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2370

Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory alignment error in libgadu (from ekg, console Gadu Gadu client, an instant messaging program) which is included in gaim, a multi-protocol instant messaging client, as well. This can not be exploited on the x86 architecture but on others, e.g. on Sparc and lead to a bus error, in other words a denial of service.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.1-1.4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 915 3bee538026c525a384cbe0865d110c78
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 31681 382649de95e8cf1417c5170d1a8a372e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5215565 866598947a30005c9d2a4466c7182e2a

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-data_1.2.1-1.4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2838720 d1b16e84e0141e8030485e36339f4faa

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1068846 ebb2a8902f38292e34b6dc08c28a1fcd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102374 fb9bcb085067d216f57d39a332f2820d

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 817860 23f78add9104cf3e5f79b7cd304fb3f7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102410 b2df8a242b943aa0d1a9b6e8148169a2

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 879294 d2716bd687b657f2208ad0585c13d691
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102360 4120bc2abace13ca4374651db973f448

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1264312 5204cd503aed191f1cba6cfa6705f5c1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102360 69787fd4685f53e21c4bf7c2df0ecdc6

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1007084 92d7692ec48a6311177f752049ced338
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102412 d11aa9dca9554e751f15e2345e724b43

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 815858 ccb750c04cffe4026096da9bc1d322bd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102480 3dc4d6008736ff7ef71960587ef349ec

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 855152 23092ea32cdc78dd67e50723444c38d5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102382 d6d1c8c62c8ebc2eeb4a6cb5e2ab52f1

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 846462 14cc63bc73903ffd3b391d8d3be0c326
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102378 f0e724ffce6ce9d80c75c4f77a341a67

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 913460 baa3230e8857033cb9e480ecda99b01d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102384 fb572b59ed02992ba80dc8c6aab6db91

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 946240 f431a8a8595dbe5c5b26148f9504bda0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102380 d7bb41baeb1391be34b1c9642ecb22a5

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim_1.2.1-1.4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 850810 73b4bdb1206ba5b0f2a5bda0cf061470
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gaim/gaim-dev_1.2.1-1.4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102380 7d112554def1191e36f50755ca21c7f8


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


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