Debian: gaim Debian: 'gaim' vulnerabilities

    Date 06 Feb 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Stefan Esser discovered several security related problems in Gaim, a multi-protocol instant messaging client.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 434-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 5th, 2004             
    Package        : gaim
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0005 CAN-2004-0006 CAN-2004-0007 CAN-2004-0008
    Stefan Esser discovered several security related problems in Gaim, a
    multi-protocol instant messaging client.  Not all of them are
    applicable for the version in Debian stable, but affected the version
    in the unstable distribution at least.  The problems were grouped for
    the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures as follows:
        When the Yahoo Messenger handler decodes an octal value for email
        notification functions two different kinds of overflows can be
        triggered.  When the MIME decoder decoded a quoted printable
        encoded string for email notification two other different kinds of
        overflows can be triggered.  These problems only affect the
        version in the unstable distribution.
        When parsing the cookies within the HTTP reply header of a Yahoo
        web connection a buffer overflow can happen.  When parsing the
        Yahoo Login Webpage the YMSG protocol overflows stack buffers if
        the web page returns oversized values.  When splitting an URL into
        its parts a stack overflow can be caused.  These problems only
        affect the version in the unstable distribution
        When an oversized keyname is read from a Yahoo Messenger packet a
        stack overflow can be triggered.  When Gaim is setup to use a HTTP
        proxy for connecting to the server a malicious HTTP proxy can
        exploit it.  These problems affect all versions Debian ships.
        However, the connection to Yahoo doesn't work in the version in
        Debian stable.
        Internally data is copied between two tokens into a fixed size
        stack buffer without a size check.  This only affects the version
        of gaim in the unstable distribution
        When allocating memory for AIM/Oscar DirectIM packets an integer
        overflow can happen, resulting in a heap overflow.  This only
        affects the version of gaim in the unstable distribution
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.58-2.4.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.75-2.
    We recommend that you upgrade your gaim packages.
    Upgrade Instructions
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
      Source archives:
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      Alpha architecture:
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      Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      HP Precision architecture:
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      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Big endian MIPS architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   427220 ac747694c422ee179cf19db2276ebb94
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   607404 3ac2517372e8d24a86b64a09ca04a717
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      PowerPC architecture:
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      IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Sun Sparc architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   428552 29317f37a8506f5a968b4ceb545a0ff9
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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