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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the URL parsing function in Gaim before 1.3.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an instant message (IM) with a large URL.

Find out more about CVE-2005-1261 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2005:432 2005-05-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (gaim) RHSA-2005:429 2005-05-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (gaim) RHSA-2005:429 2005-05-11

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