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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow (GLSA 200408-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 12, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #60034
ID: 200408-12

Synopsis

Gaim contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the MSN-protocol parsing code that may allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux which supports many instant messaging protocols.

Affected Packages

Package: net-im/gaim
Vulnerable: <= 0.81
Unaffected: >= 0.81-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team has discovered a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the code handling MSN protocol parsing.

Impact

By sending a carefully-crafted message, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Gaim.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.

Resolution

All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1"
# emerge ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1"


References

OSVDB ID: 8382
CVE-2004-0500


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