RHSA-2004:400-01: Updated gaim package fixes security issues
Posted on: 09/07/2004 12:16 PM

Updated gaim packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated gaim package fixes security issues
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:400-01
Issue date: 2004-09-07
Updated on: 2004-09-07
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Obsoletes: RHSA-2004:033
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0500 CAN-2004-0754 CAN-2004-0784 CAN-2004-0785
----------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes several security issues is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Gaim is an instant messenger client that can handle multiple protocols.

Buffer overflow bugs were found in the Gaim MSN protocol handler. In order to exploit these bugs, an attacker would have to perform a man in the middle attack between the MSN server and the vulnerable Gaim client. Such an attack could allow arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0500 to this issue.

Buffer overflow bugs have been found in the Gaim URL decoder, local hostname resolver, and the RTF message parser. It is possible that a remote attacker could send carefully crafted data to a vulnerable client and lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0785 to this issue.

A shell escape bug has been found in the Gaim smiley theme file installation. When a user installs a smiley theme, which is contained within a tar file, the unarchiving of the data is done in an unsafe manner. An attacker could create a malicious smiley theme that would execute arbitrary commands if the theme was installed by the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0784 to this issue.

An integer overflow bug has been found in the Gaim Groupware message receiver. It is possible that if a user connects to a malicious server, an attacker could send carefully crafted data which could lead to arbitrary code execution on the victims machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0754 to this issue.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Gaim version 0.82 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ for more info):

126842 - CAN-2004-0500 Gaim MSN protocol vulnerabilities

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm
4daa55a0489b9eb37c079c8d5f5b6b59 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
16a0c2078927b793b9186eeb83e93be0 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9f88b162909aafb41bca2ad76c5faf45 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
7f37d28cb2c1e5b9c87807afff904147 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.ppc.rpm

s390:
892285056f0b54a4b460ac2bb37a9fd2 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.s390.rpm

s390x:
b123c085ecb9ec973266b7b68c410c9c gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
9091ab5c18b428e8cf933e2a0767fb77 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm
4daa55a0489b9eb37c079c8d5f5b6b59 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
16a0c2078927b793b9186eeb83e93be0 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
9091ab5c18b428e8cf933e2a0767fb77 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm
4daa55a0489b9eb37c079c8d5f5b6b59 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
16a0c2078927b793b9186eeb83e93be0 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9f88b162909aafb41bca2ad76c5faf45 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
9091ab5c18b428e8cf933e2a0767fb77 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm
4daa55a0489b9eb37c079c8d5f5b6b59 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
16a0c2078927b793b9186eeb83e93be0 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9f88b162909aafb41bca2ad76c5faf45 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
9091ab5c18b428e8cf933e2a0767fb77 gaim-0.82.1-0.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

7. References:

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=0
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=1
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=2
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=3
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=4
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=5
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=6
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0500
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0754
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0784
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0785

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/rhsa_2004400_01_updated_gaim_package_fixes_security_issues.html)