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RHSA-2004:045: gaim security update

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RHSA-2004:045: gaim security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/03/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated Gaim packages that fix a pair of security vulnerabilities are now available.

Gaim is an instant messenger client that can handle multiple protocols. Stefan Esser audited the Gaim source code and found a number of bugs that have security implications. Many of these bugs do not affect the version of Gaim distributed with version 2.1 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A buffer overflow exists in the HTTP Proxy connect code. If Gaim is configured to use an HTTP proxy for connecting to a server, a malicious HTTP proxy could run arbitrary code as the user running Gaim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0006 to this issue. An integer overflow in Gaim 0.74 and earlier, when allocating memory for a directIM packet for AIM/Oscar, results in heap overflow. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0008 to this issue. Users of Gaim should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch correcting this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Steffan Esser for finding and reporting these issues and Jacques A. Vidrine for providing initial patches.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gaim

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