USN-106-1: Gaim vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/05/2005 08:58 AM

A Gaim security update is available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-106-1 April 05, 2005
gaim vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-0965, CAN-2005-0966

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.

Details follow:

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)

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 44905 d03a90434a68d12eb361fd9fbfca7d91
Size/MD5: 853 7da3670bdef956122725699e38775026
Size/MD5: 6985979 7dde686aace751a49dce734fd0cb7ace

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 3444332 f844c3edb768a56d5404589b9c42651b

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 3354832 61ef71028ec730ee598d889a75588189

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 3418174 e0d906d95a46f99de375efabbe713781

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