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Slackware New gaim packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0 and -current tofix several security issues. Sites that use GAIM should upgrade to thenew version.

[slackware-security]  gaim (SSA:2004-239-01)

New gaim packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0 and -current to
fix several security issues.  Sites that use GAIM should upgrade to the
new version.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
Thu Aug 26 17:14:09 PDT 2004
  Upgraded to gaim-0.82 and gaim-encryption-2.29.
  Fixes several security issues:
     Content-length DOS (malloc error) (no CAN ID on this one)
     MSN strncpy buffer overflow (CAN-2004-0500)
     Groupware message receive integer overflow (CAN-2004-0754)
     Smiley theme installation lack of escaping (CAN-2004-0784)
     RTF message buffer overflow, Local hostname resolution buffer overflow,
       URL decode buffer overflow (these 3 are CAN-2004-0785)
  For more details, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.1 package:
2034d5d16ab7ea82d03f52df7b1e31c5  gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
1b779612c3a82f173a297e5c13dbd239  gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
196d30002d2175e6eb0f90f2a9fc62d8  gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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