RHSA-2005:589-01: Critical: gaim security update
Posted on: 08/10/2005 04:56 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-2005:589-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-589.html
Issue date: 2005-08-09
Updated on: 2005-08-09
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-2103
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available.

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:

Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.

A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2103 to this issue.

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.

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/):

165444 - CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution


6. RPMs required:

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

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm
c959811c5c3f72070e4cdd6a89f145d5 gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm

i386:
a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.i386.rpm

ia64:
8e9964a5627d7543a696de91faaadb1e gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm
c959811c5c3f72070e4cdd6a89f145d5 gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm

ia64:
8e9964a5627d7543a696de91faaadb1e gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm
c959811c5c3f72070e4cdd6a89f145d5 gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm

i386:
a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm
c959811c5c3f72070e4cdd6a89f145d5 gaim-0.59.9-5.el2.src.rpm

i386:
a2f73e3b6da0814f7f3841ae4601621c gaim-0.59.9-5.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

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2103

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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