USN-140-1: Gaim vulnerability
Posted on: 06/15/2005 10:02 AM

Gaim security updates are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10 and 5.04

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-140-1 June 15, 2005
gaim vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1:1.0.0-1ubuntu1.6 (for Ubuntu 4.10), or 1:1.1.4-1ubuntu4.3 (for Ubuntu 5.04). After doing a standard system upgrade you need to restart Gaim to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. A remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an MSN user by sending a specially crafted MSN package which states an invalid body length in the header.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 48444 468f68e015435db9a0f7113808c57e58
Size/MD5: 853 622bcdbdc5066a6596a42ea4ab8f7e22
Size/MD5: 6985979 7dde686aace751a49dce734fd0cb7ace

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 3444948 cae0518c1f2fa14f4e838dd46376fde4

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 3355296 bf14bf90ac7a3bebae7891d8142c3a0e

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 3418564 5becbf0f173331db116136a19522698f

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 108334 e8ae93ed55c364fdef75d6afa2888bf1
Size/MD5: 991 4ca52b48cfccb93b4a8c3f3e712a5859
Size/MD5: 5188552 b55bf3217b271918384f3f015a6e5b62

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 603678 37e36ea56bfd32754f540ae04a929903

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 101624 dd693d77a9fb58eed430e18d38bdb5e7
Size/MD5: 934222 c3a8d7c1fcb1789363ad277acf0cb4c2

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 101612 22e78fb3580dc128eeb6e3d2b7491436
Size/MD5: 845570 2baab76439b0274b26416cfa3eba3cac

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 101642 722cbc574f4d128f9806430957828695
Size/MD5: 910476 ef04e16bf2d2dd7aac67bb58173199e0

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