RHSA-2004:604-01: Updated gaim package fixes security issues and bugs
Posted on: 10/20/2004 05:00 PM

Updated gaim packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated gaim package fixes security issues and bugs
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:604-01
Issue date: 2004-10-20
Updated on: 2004-10-20
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0891
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes security issues, fixes various bugs, and includes various enhancements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is now avaliable.

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:

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

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.

Additionally, these updated packages have compiled gaim as a PIE (position independent executable) for added protection against future security vulnerabilities.

All users of gaim should upgrade to this updated package, which includes various bug fixes, as well as a backported security patch.

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):

135678 - CAN-2004-0891 MSN protocol buffer overflow.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm
bb309fe79e51417111b274e0f5155c83 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
2d0e9ad1d407f5efffea2d971ce798d2 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
abcc7aa6f38c709bb923f9db5f13599b gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
dfef22e12d377b4b08ef13b213c6a918 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.ppc.rpm

s390:
699edb7cfbd252a64e11850bf489ab2f gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.s390.rpm

s390x:
c2b6150317cd865a50b5fc4f94031619 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
b029fd04d138c71bb2a60153e9254342 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm
bb309fe79e51417111b274e0f5155c83 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
2d0e9ad1d407f5efffea2d971ce798d2 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
b029fd04d138c71bb2a60153e9254342 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm
bb309fe79e51417111b274e0f5155c83 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
2d0e9ad1d407f5efffea2d971ce798d2 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
abcc7aa6f38c709bb923f9db5f13599b gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
b029fd04d138c71bb2a60153e9254342 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm
bb309fe79e51417111b274e0f5155c83 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
2d0e9ad1d407f5efffea2d971ce798d2 gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
abcc7aa6f38c709bb923f9db5f13599b gaim-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
b029fd04d138c71bb2a60153e9254342 gaim-1.0.1-1.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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0891

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.


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