RHSA-2005:215-01: Important: gaim security update
Posted on: 03/10/2005 05:03 PM

A gaim security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: gaim security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:215-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-215.html
Issue date: 2005-03-10
Updated on: 2005-03-10
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0208 CAN-2005-0472 CAN-2005-0473
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes various security issues as well as a number of bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

Two HTML parsing bugs were discovered in Gaim. It is possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-0208 and CAN-2005-0473 to these issues.

A bug in the way Gaim processes SNAC packets was discovered. It is possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SNAC packet to a Gaim client, causing the client to stop responding. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0472 to this issue.

Additionally, various client crashes, memory leaks, and protocol issues have been resolved.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Gaim version 1.1.4 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/):

149273 - CAN-2005-0472 Gaim DoS issues (CAN-2005-0473)
149533 - CAN-2005-0208 Gaim HTML parsing DoS

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
9f1bfa6ce7406bbbc0a30cd04cb073d4 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
218ff6d08503544284b364936d3e0190 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
83c88870e4f7768d31d4d49080cd7ee7 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
ed065290789b7c1b853b48190196e489 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
661cb60fd773860efd3b650ef71dbbdc gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
37328ca4a27e3c723728b52250b55ecc gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
07d199a6d844c82d24ecdbdfa5e1b261 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
9f1bfa6ce7406bbbc0a30cd04cb073d4 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
218ff6d08503544284b364936d3e0190 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
07d199a6d844c82d24ecdbdfa5e1b261 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
9f1bfa6ce7406bbbc0a30cd04cb073d4 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
218ff6d08503544284b364936d3e0190 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
83c88870e4f7768d31d4d49080cd7ee7 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
07d199a6d844c82d24ecdbdfa5e1b261 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
9f1bfa6ce7406bbbc0a30cd04cb073d4 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
218ff6d08503544284b364936d3e0190 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
83c88870e4f7768d31d4d49080cd7ee7 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
07d199a6d844c82d24ecdbdfa5e1b261 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm
cf278d34f8506f58787cb3b98902598e gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
2094ebb0841241f3e1e93746eb9f866f gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
ab04967c0d74ff2bf06357e4f28d8926 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
ab7f56bd3e2dcc698bdd7891c1d2e7b7 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.ppc.rpm

s390:
fe5232ce6fe076d36be9661456bc8adc gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.s390.rpm

s390x:
f9bcc40e04a4292946438d39d52b01fc gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
01bf8fe852d882f007be5e7dc0da9326 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm
cf278d34f8506f58787cb3b98902598e gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
2094ebb0841241f3e1e93746eb9f866f gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
01bf8fe852d882f007be5e7dc0da9326 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm
cf278d34f8506f58787cb3b98902598e gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
2094ebb0841241f3e1e93746eb9f866f gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
ab04967c0d74ff2bf06357e4f28d8926 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
01bf8fe852d882f007be5e7dc0da9326 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm
cf278d34f8506f58787cb3b98902598e gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
2094ebb0841241f3e1e93746eb9f866f gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
ab04967c0d74ff2bf06357e4f28d8926 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
01bf8fe852d882f007be5e7dc0da9326 gaim-1.1.4-1.EL4.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/#package

7. References:

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=10
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=11
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/index.php?id=12
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0208
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0472
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0473

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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