Updated gaim packages that fix a number of vulnerabilities are now available for Red Hat Linux on IBM iSeries and pSeries systems.
Gaim is an all-in-one instant messaging client that lets you use a number of messaging protocols such as AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo, all at once. Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of the manual browser option. A link can be carefully crafted to contain an arbitrary shell script, which will be executed if the user clicks on the link. Versions of gaim prior to 0.58 contain a buffer overflow in the Jabber plug-in module. Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim 0.59.1 which is not vulnerable to these issues.