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[ GLSA 200506-11 ] Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 15:59:06 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-11
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
      Date: June 12, 2005
      Bugs: #95347
        ID: 200506-11

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Synopsis
========

Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a
variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package      /  Vulnerable  /                          Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/gaim       < 1.3.1                                >= 1.3.1

Description
===========

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer
code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII
characters (CAN-2005-1269).

Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving
malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact
======

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of
Service.

Workaround
==========

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Gaim Vulnerability: Remote Yahoo! crash
        http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=18
  [ 2 ] Gaim Vulnerability: MSN Remote DoS
        http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=19
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-1269
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1269
  [ 4 ] CAN-2005-1934
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1934

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-11.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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