RHSA-2005:589 - Security Advisory
gaim security update
Security Advisory: Critical
An updated gaim package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Gaim is an Internet Instant Messaging client.
A heap based buffer overflow issue was discovered in the way Gaim processes
away messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted away
message to a Gaim user logged into AIM or ICQ which could result in
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2103 to this issue.
Users of gaim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 165444 - CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2