An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.
A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2103 to this issue.
Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.