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RHSA-2005:589: gaim security update

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RHSA-2005:589: gaim security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/16/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available. 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.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gaim

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