Slackware: gaim vulnerabilities
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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:
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Thu Aug 26 17:14:09 PDT 2004
patches/packages/gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz:
  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:
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0500
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0754
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0784
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0785
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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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:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gaim-0.82-i486-1.tgz


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