Slackware 1084 Published by

New gaim packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0 and -current to fix a buffer overflow in the MSN protocol. Sites that use GAIM should upgrade to the new version.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gaim-1.0.2
and gaim-encryption-2.32. A buffer overflow in the MSN protocol
handler for GAIM 0.79 to 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service (application crash) and may allow the
execution of arbitrary code.
For more details, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package:
1a5f3b8edcf6ceceefea4e23cc177509 gaim-1.0.2-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
52273586aefcd5b72db8b455fb4b7790 gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
f40eebc81b21b3503be5fc721bcd893f gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
b459d1f10c35d3e4df78a3e47dbc693a gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team