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Slackware A buffer overflow in the MSN protocol handler for GAIM 0.79 to 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

[slackware-security]  gaim (SSA:2004-296-01)

New gaim packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0
and -current to fix a buffer overflow in the MSN protocol.
Sites that use GAIM should upgrade to the new version.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0891


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to gaim-1.0.2
  and gaim-encryption-2.32.  A buffer overflow in the MSN protocol
  handler for GAIM 0.79 to 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause
  a denial of service (application crash) and may allow the
  execution of arbitrary code.
  For more details, see:
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0891
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/gaim-1.0.2-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 9.0 package:
1a5f3b8edcf6ceceefea4e23cc177509  gaim-1.0.2-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
52273586aefcd5b72db8b455fb4b7790  gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
f40eebc81b21b3503be5fc721bcd893f  gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
b459d1f10c35d3e4df78a3e47dbc693a  gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gaim-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

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Slackware Linux Security Team 
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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