Gentoo: Gaim Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-11
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  Severity: Normal
     Title: Gaim: Denial of Service vulnerabilities
      Date: June 12, 2005
      Bugs: #95347
        ID: 200506-11

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Gaim contains two remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a
variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package      /  Vulnerable  /                          Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/gaim       < 1.3.1                                >= 1.3.1

Description
===========

Jacopo Ottaviani discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo! file transfer
code when being offered files with names containing non-ASCII
characters (CAN-2005-1269).

Hugo de Bokkenrijder discovered a vulnerability when receiving
malformed MSN messages (CAN-2005-1934).

Impact
======

Both vulnerabilities cause Gaim to crash, resulting in a Denial of
Service.

Workaround
==========

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.3.1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Gaim Vulnerability: Remote Yahoo! crash
        http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=18
  [ 2 ] Gaim Vulnerability: MSN Remote DoS
        http://gaim.sourceforge.net/security/?id=19
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-1269
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1269
  [ 4 ] CAN-2005-1934
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1934

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-11.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0