USN-139-1: Gaim vulnerability
Posted on: 06/10/2005 01:58 AM

Gaim security update are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10 and 5.04

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-139-1 June 10, 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 1:1.0.0-1ubuntu1.5 (for Ubuntu 4.10) and 1:1.1.4-1ubuntu4.2 (for Ubuntu 5.04). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. By initiating a file transfer with a file name containing certain international characters (like an accented "a"), a remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an arbitrary Yahoo IM member.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 47643 dae420c8c466ef187f9157cca2644eec
Size/MD5: 853 47fdb16c0a0e882036108edd8a2f03e7
Size/MD5: 6985979 7dde686aace751a49dce734fd0cb7ace

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 3444822 5ef2a8e1516059da8e7d2f76df0bdaeb

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 3355122 243f3280dbe47787fa3f7d52f4a92f22

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 3418440 92f51377d4697f86dbc3babb9e09f62f

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 107381 e824b45c92bb542fa8718aea91373821
Size/MD5: 991 0f10bb82a3d164e646c8c2e83c671545
Size/MD5: 5188552 b55bf3217b271918384f3f015a6e5b62

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 603616 decd1eb5ccee08a36a563693d11e058b

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 101628 1a329b4b2983721dc9eac369149699b6
Size/MD5: 934132 b1a096fa77f086863ea918e1e71af883

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 101616 7883d1e21d5f89c728926532a259565d
Size/MD5: 845452 684351d1487e8d83df77a196ab146e8e

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 101626 06cf77c8a05c61c563bbf1e5b224d133
Size/MD5: 910300 47df8e404e6fa3c72a38bc18345f69ce

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