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[FLSA-2005:2188] Updated gaim package resolves security issues
From: Marc Deslauriers <marcdeslauriers () videotron ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 18:04:25 -0500

               Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated gaim package resolves security issues
Advisory ID:       FLSA:2188
Issue date:        2005-02-10
Product:           Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords:          Bugfix
Cross references:  https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2188
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-0891

1. Topic:

An updated gaim package that fixes security issues and various bugs is
now avaliable.

The gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386

3. Problem description:

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the MSN protocol handler. When
receiving unexpected sequence of MSNSLP messages, it is possible that an
attacker could cause an internal buffer overflow, leading to a crash or
possible code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0891 to this

This updated gaim package also fixes multiple user interface, protocol,
and error handling problems, including an ICQ communication encoding

Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains gaim version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which
are not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note
that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only*
contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.  This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - bug #2188 - gaim MSN protocol buffer overflow.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 9:



Fedora Core 1:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum                                 Package Name

a174d3f8283b608124a7d1061d951d3f44eaf5df redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.i386.rpm b16668fdeddf34c3534065ab971b511774c346a8 redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.73.0.legacy.src.rpm 4b1ebfc27b5b05868f5737064f16711d72904565 redhat/9/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.i386.rpm 23dc361672ef204e40dcdba7f5c3a395200625f4 redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC0.90.0.legacy.src.rpm 78e9993c468e49abf30779c99a9436046fcce426 fedora/1/updates/i386/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.i386.rpm bed1c8a428c099d51086ddc4acf90571f3a04a98 fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/gaim-1.0.2-0.FC1.0.legacy.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.fedoralegacy org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

    rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

    sha1sum <filename>

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice () fedoralegacy org>. More
project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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