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Mandrake Multiple buffer overflows exist in gaim 0.75 and earlier.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           gaim
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:006-1
 Date:                   January 30th, 2004
 Original Advisory Date: January 26th, 2004
 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2

 Problem Description:

 A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in the gaim instant
 messenger program by Steffan Esser, versions 0.75 and earlier.
 Thanks to Jacques A. Vidrine for providing initial patches.
 Multiple buffer overflows exist in gaim 0.75 and earlier:  When
 parsing cookies in a Yahoo web connection; YMSG protocol overflows
 parsing the Yahoo login webpage; a YMSG packet overflow; flaws in
 the URL parser; and flaws in the HTTP Proxy connect (CAN-2004-006).
 A buffer overflow in gaim 0.74 and earlier in the Extract Info Field
 Function used for MSN and YMSG protocol handlers (CAN-2004-007).
 An integer overflow in gaim 0.74 and earlier, when allocating memory
 for a directIM packet results in a heap overflow (CAN-2004-0008).

 The patch used to correct the problem was slightly malformed and
 could cause an infinite loop and crash with the Yahoo protocol.
 The new packages have a corrected patch that resolves the problem.


 Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 fcae01eb900d0da97de864d4d3c0482c  9.1/RPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 cf42dd624781591d2ad000dfe2316c34  9.1/RPMS/gaim-encrypt-0.75-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 ae4fbb504df617ae1831c6d4e315c07e  9.1/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-0.75-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 efda8611e8ebbaf897511538178a4dce  9.1/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-devel-0.75-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 d70c959f5dfb21a1355f4c8c4c1a9018  9.1/SRPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 be6bf22cc2bfe056da2acd3bf7a19f48  ppc/9.1/RPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 103fe023dff77df22dd2c2a3083e66f6  ppc/9.1/RPMS/gaim-encrypt-0.75-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 8a9b6a6dbaad9bec07ed577b702076e6  ppc/9.1/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-0.75-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 e4f419c95f34faf0404ac1ad9766b0c1  ppc/9.1/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-devel-0.75-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 d70c959f5dfb21a1355f4c8c4c1a9018  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 69257661346be059e107541518218a4a  9.2/RPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 3515ecf21184675e408efea850f52496  9.2/RPMS/gaim-encrypt-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 cd7f6cbbc51c067acf47627205c4dec0  9.2/RPMS/gaim-festival-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 b447c9bfc57094fc5dd6975081116206  9.2/RPMS/gaim-perl-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 1cdfc07985459450bd975200e28187e9  9.2/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 89148396ca8ff99fd9506c3b11a7a234  9.2/RPMS/libgaim-remote0-devel-0.75-1.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 c39243dd385df5cfae216ff267c49b47  9.2/SRPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64:
 1e46400d80751bba2e517503c38974ff  amd64/9.2/RPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 64f2b908bf9be92b5a4fa6fd117367c3  amd64/9.2/RPMS/gaim-encrypt-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 d9ec141a067d8835c33f1d82c236f35c  amd64/9.2/RPMS/gaim-festival-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 fba788fcbe677074e0899ebbe017c162  amd64/9.2/RPMS/gaim-perl-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 e32bf874739ead51ff3a9b247a7f1003  amd64/9.2/RPMS/lib64gaim-remote0-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 50337da8cf32c26f7faf020d3fb46b77  amd64/9.2/RPMS/lib64gaim-remote0-devel-0.75-1.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 c39243dd385df5cfae216ff267c49b47  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/gaim-0.75-1.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

 All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

 MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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