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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-06 ] Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200508-06)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 15, 2005
Bug(s): #102000
ID: 200508-06

Synopsis


Gaim is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code or to a Denial of Service.


Background


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


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/gaim
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Brandon Perry discovered that Gaim is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow when handling away messages (CAN-2005-2103).
Furthermore, Daniel Atallah discovered a vulnerability in the handling
of file transfers (CAN-2005-2102).


Impact


A remote attacker could create a specially crafted away message
which, when viewed by the target user, could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code. Also, an attacker could send a file with a non-UTF8
filename to a user, which would result in a Denial of Service.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gaim-1.5.0"


References

CAN-2005-2102
CAN-2005-2103


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