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RHSA-2005:365: gaim security update

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RHSA-2005:365: gaim security update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated gaim package that fixes multiple denial of service issues is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way gaim escapes HTML. It is possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0965 to this issue. A bug was found in several of gaim's IRC processing functions. These functions fail to properly remove various markup tags within an IRC message. It is possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client connected to an IRC server, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0966 to this issue. A bug was found in gaim's Jabber message parser. It is possible for a remote Jabber user to send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0967 to this issue. In addition to these denial of service issues, multiple minor upstream bugfixes are included in this update. Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Gaim version 1.2.1 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gaim

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