RedHat: Critical: gaim security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated gaim package that fixes two security issues is now available.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: gaim security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:429-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-429.html
Issue date:        2005-05-11
Updated on:        2005-05-11
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-1261 CAN-2005-1262
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1. Summary:

An updated gaim package that fixes two security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having critical 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 stack based buffer overflow bug was found in the way gaim processes a
message containing a URL. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted
message resulting in the execution of arbitrary code on a victim's machine.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1261 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way gaim handles malformed MSN messages. A remote
attacker could send a carefully crafted MSN message causing gaim to crash.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1262 to this issue.

Users of Gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains
backported patches 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. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm
bc81df1e2393d51d607dbdd5ebcd6254  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm

i386:
83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
742c7971f07ba2a83af5023ac4283f02  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ppc.rpm

s390:
987db3f09037b9f8deeaaafd51fe76c3  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.s390.rpm

s390x:
16d7c8d5fe4dd0f99f1bd6418f3e03c7  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm
bc81df1e2393d51d607dbdd5ebcd6254  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm

i386:
83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm
bc81df1e2393d51d607dbdd5ebcd6254  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm

i386:
83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm
bc81df1e2393d51d607dbdd5ebcd6254  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.src.rpm

i386:
83ef867ebf9618418bbde568a3599830  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
4a93e8e28ddfc147277773480c90a706  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
76c553295cbee1bb7f5369cf54e1115b  gaim-1.2.1-6.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm
8bcd80b9e9aad765a1596378c4d08626  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm

i386:
136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
f596381eb4b924a8b43df623ac2011ae  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
c72eb22cda05c6f23caabc458a6b3132  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
6a64c4e6cd546fd98d2ee0f44c04f6bb  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm
8bcd80b9e9aad765a1596378c4d08626  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm

i386:
136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm
8bcd80b9e9aad765a1596378c4d08626  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm

i386:
136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm
8bcd80b9e9aad765a1596378c4d08626  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.src.rpm

i386:
136094a6e2717de5ac02826cd91d493c  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
84e2bde6e30fb3da72651f3a3b3a1a91  gaim-1.2.1-6.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
d835d342a18973c499c3444a46db9cba  gaim-1.2.1-6.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

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1261
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1262

7. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.