RedHat: Important: gaim security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated gaim package that fixes multiple denial of service issues is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: gaim security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:365-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-365.html
Issue date:        2005-04-12
Updated on:        2005-04-12
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0965 CAN-2005-0966 CAN-2005-0967
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes multiple denial of service issues is now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

The Gaim application is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way gaim escapes HTML. It is
possible that a remote attacker could send a specially crafted message to a
Gaim client, causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0965 to this issue.

A bug was found in several of gaim's IRC processing functions. These
functions fail to properly remove various markup tags within an IRC
message. It is possible that a remote attacker could send a specially
crafted message to a Gaim client connected to an IRC server, causing it to
crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-0966 to this issue.

A bug was found in gaim's Jabber message parser. It is possible for a
remote Jabber user to send a specially crafted message to a Gaim client,
causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0967 to this issue.

In addition to these denial of service issues, multiple minor upstream
bugfixes are included in this update.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains
Gaim version 1.2.1 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

153311 - CAN-2005-0965 Gaim remote DoS issues (CAN-2005-0966)
153761 - CAN-2005-0967 jabber DoS

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm
912bf1717773ae1b3c20dc8dca307acf  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
63057cd9f2275c3341b9d7e9dd2e220f  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa954dec92b683493b2734368a286a18  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
5214e0342271920b5988da126c4f952a  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.ppc.rpm

s390:
9886eab67eecb9b03aa8ee6eafe0c99e  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.s390.rpm

s390x:
6953af21d81fef1c0decf24a95477f2d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
c0a79bf240b5341fcd04a33da6a7fe4c  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm
912bf1717773ae1b3c20dc8dca307acf  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
63057cd9f2275c3341b9d7e9dd2e220f  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
c0a79bf240b5341fcd04a33da6a7fe4c  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm
912bf1717773ae1b3c20dc8dca307acf  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
63057cd9f2275c3341b9d7e9dd2e220f  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa954dec92b683493b2734368a286a18  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c0a79bf240b5341fcd04a33da6a7fe4c  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm
912bf1717773ae1b3c20dc8dca307acf  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
63057cd9f2275c3341b9d7e9dd2e220f  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa954dec92b683493b2734368a286a18  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c0a79bf240b5341fcd04a33da6a7fe4c  gaim-1.2.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm
7d3925a519acce2b7c401ccce0eeeb8d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm

i386:
ba719a662b35380a70b56bae840f28b2  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f05981243b140ea3afce73d1aa9a85e9  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
7fc6f456880c8eaec5f63bc80dfa60fa  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
3043629a036db925c1bbf37ecee0bf33  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
c06c72fea55251d4e97e803ffeb6c49d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
08253074848f63d7f6f39120aaf7a84a  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm
7d3925a519acce2b7c401ccce0eeeb8d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm

i386:
ba719a662b35380a70b56bae840f28b2  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
08253074848f63d7f6f39120aaf7a84a  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm
7d3925a519acce2b7c401ccce0eeeb8d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm

i386:
ba719a662b35380a70b56bae840f28b2  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f05981243b140ea3afce73d1aa9a85e9  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
08253074848f63d7f6f39120aaf7a84a  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm
7d3925a519acce2b7c401ccce0eeeb8d  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.src.rpm

i386:
ba719a662b35380a70b56bae840f28b2  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f05981243b140ea3afce73d1aa9a85e9  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
08253074848f63d7f6f39120aaf7a84a  gaim-1.2.1-4.el4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/394806/2005-04-01/2005-04-07/0
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0965
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0966
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0967

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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