GLSA 200506-11: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/13/2005 04:28 AM

A Gaim security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Date: June 12, 2005
Bugs: #95347
ID: 200506-11

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Synopsis
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Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Background
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Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/gaim lt; 1.3.1 gt;= 1.3.1

Description
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Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII characters (CAN-2005-1269).

Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact
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Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"

References
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[ 1 ] Gaim Vulnerability: Remote Yahoo! crash
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=18
[ 2 ] Gaim Vulnerability: MSN Remote DoS
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=19
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-1269
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1269
[ 4 ] CAN-2005-1934
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1934

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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