RHSA-2005:518-01: Moderate: gaim security update
Posted on: 06/16/2005 05:41 PM

gaim security updates are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: gaim security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:518-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-518.html
Issue date: 2005-06-16
Updated on: 2005-06-16
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-1269 CAN-2005-1934
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes two denial of service issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a bug in the way Gaim handles Yahoo! Messenger file transfers. It is possible for a malicious user to send a specially crafted file transfer request that causes Gaim to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1269 to this issue.

Additionally, Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a bug in the way Gaim parses MSN Messenger messages. It is possible for a malicious user to send a specially crafted MSN Messenger message that causes Gaim to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1934 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains version 1.3.1 and is not vulnerable to 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. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

159691 - CAN-2005-1269 Gaim yahoo utf8 crasher
159961 - CAN-2005-1934 Gaim MSN protocol DoS


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm
6e3487b80f03bbbebc60b691ca140292 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm

i386:
28008d055a4e79ed522e10f0c50dc662 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e47396490f16e145080a04f3964cff85 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
eb0c29e0807f7f466d17138bbd92aecd gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.ppc.rpm

s390:
bec845ba4dccde9375d8a875a953510e gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.s390.rpm

s390x:
3fff9511488e4303d1526b934698a8ed gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
df11ddc642891aa0c6ed61621dd301ec gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm
6e3487b80f03bbbebc60b691ca140292 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm

i386:
28008d055a4e79ed522e10f0c50dc662 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
df11ddc642891aa0c6ed61621dd301ec gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm
6e3487b80f03bbbebc60b691ca140292 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm

i386:
28008d055a4e79ed522e10f0c50dc662 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e47396490f16e145080a04f3964cff85 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
df11ddc642891aa0c6ed61621dd301ec gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm
6e3487b80f03bbbebc60b691ca140292 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.src.rpm

i386:
28008d055a4e79ed522e10f0c50dc662 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e47396490f16e145080a04f3964cff85 gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
df11ddc642891aa0c6ed61621dd301ec gaim-1.3.1-0.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm
acf732c6f6d85a78c86db1baa79ca5f4 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e0511ae1b636292034a7b4c14af1825c gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26accad6a53da3e70df6477b8b01b16 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
ef64f758b59c02929996b3d26c6f2fba gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
5841165c10a1c583b9159a74b1deea76 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
12a2890b8e73f6c915177f40305cde6b gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
b1ca26e267afa4bc370c1c6bceb895f6 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm
acf732c6f6d85a78c86db1baa79ca5f4 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e0511ae1b636292034a7b4c14af1825c gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
b1ca26e267afa4bc370c1c6bceb895f6 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm
acf732c6f6d85a78c86db1baa79ca5f4 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e0511ae1b636292034a7b4c14af1825c gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26accad6a53da3e70df6477b8b01b16 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
b1ca26e267afa4bc370c1c6bceb895f6 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm
acf732c6f6d85a78c86db1baa79ca5f4 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e0511ae1b636292034a7b4c14af1825c gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26accad6a53da3e70df6477b8b01b16 gaim-1.3.1-0.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
b1ca26e267afa4bc370c1c6bceb895f6 gaim-1.3.1-0.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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1269
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1934

8. 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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