FLSA-2005:2188: Updated gaim package resolves security issues
Posted on: 02/11/2005 06:45 PM

Updated gaim packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.3, 9, and Fedora Core 1

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Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated gaim package resolves security issues
Advisory ID: FLSA:2188
Issue date: 2005-02-10
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2188
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0891
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1. Topic:

An updated gaim package that fixes security issues and various bugs is now avaliable.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386

3. Problem description:

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the MSN protocol handler. When receiving unexpected sequence of MSNSLP messages, it is possible that an attacker could cause an internal buffer overflow, leading to a crash or possible code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0891 to this issue.

This updated gaim package also fixes multiple user interface, protocol, and error handling problems, including an ICQ communication encoding issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains gaim version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - bug #2188 - gaim MSN protocol buffer overflow.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 1:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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a174d3f8283b608124a7d1061d951d3f44eaf5df
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.i386.rpm
b16668fdeddf34c3534065ab971b511774c346a8
redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.src.rpm
4b1ebfc27b5b05868f5737064f16711d72904565
redhat/9/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.i386.rpm
23dc361672ef204e40dcdba7f5c3a395200625f4
redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.src.rpm
78e9993c468e49abf30779c99a9436046fcce426
fedora/1/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.i386.rpm
bed1c8a428c099d51086ddc4acf90571f3a04a98
fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0891


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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