A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1:1.0.0-1ubuntu1.3. You have to restart gaim after a standard system upgrade to effect the necessary changes.
Jean-Yves Lefort discovered a buffer overflow in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function. This caused Gaim to crash when receiving certain malformed HTML messages. (CAN-2005-0965)
Jean-Yves Lefort also noticed that many functions that handle IRC commands do not escape received HTML metacharacters; this allowed remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service by injecting arbitrary HTML code into the conversation window, popping up arbitrarily many empty dialog boxes, or even causing Gaim to crash. (CAN-2005-0966)