RHSA-2005:432-01: Critical: gaim security update
Posted on: 05/11/2005 11:13 AM

A gaim security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: gaim security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:432-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-432.html
Issue date: 2005-05-11
Updated on: 2005-05-11
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0472 CAN-2005-1261
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

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

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in the way gaim processes a message containing a URL. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted message resulting in the execution of arbitrary code on a victim's machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1261 to this issue.

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.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains gaim version 0.59.9 with backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm
f01435d610c70ca301e25da9790e73a1 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm

i386:
dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.rpm

ia64:
5f32a394431f368a7c9e049f4ebb7494 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm
f01435d610c70ca301e25da9790e73a1 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm

ia64:
5f32a394431f368a7c9e049f4ebb7494 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm
f01435d610c70ca301e25da9790e73a1 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm

i386:
dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm
f01435d610c70ca301e25da9790e73a1 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.src.rpm

i386:
dd0961f496e0be18e79c1893e5b061f4 gaim-0.59.9-4.el2.i386.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

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0472
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1261

7. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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