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Debian: New gaim packages fix denial of service

Date 05 Jul 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 734-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
July 5th, 2005                
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Package        : gaim
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1269 CAN-2005-1934

Two denial of service problems have been discovered in Gaim, a
multi-protocol instant messaging client.  The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


    A malformed Yahoo filename can result in a crash of the application.


    A malformed MSN message can lead to incorrect memory allocation
    resulting in a crash of the application.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.1-1.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gaim package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      915 08a8121dcf20f0e36c99468cbaaac002
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31431 09e9da9c18435f6d667c6e80c9ab26d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:  5215565 866598947a30005c9d2a4466c7182e2a

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2838688 76c3d0b41415b4cb2d1edb3ed1d5f2c1

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1068836 99128d827c71cb5a35aeffc9825bc6da
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102376 8964c622cba173c9ba8cc8ef7983cf5f

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   817872 7ee2f80c4b85f8ea12880d2ad0e7621d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102396 e9fde25b9022a9deef7fcb261f5244e4

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   879304 02c7ea4fc0221adf68ba5cdb565577dd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102456 a28253b1296809d8b550824071a56e0f

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1264300 90f0e5fe37360d51b657b34efb10d1fd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102366 b87cebb6c4baac35150397e410f275ea

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1006988 f752b9a1ffe56551ca7be8788cd276e2
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102416 b5fe26c4a7dc7e0f587ffe96303f4573

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   815860 7ee86bf4293389262fa6cfb4fbc67f19
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102492 374e90c3d09183b34d010fcd350ec8c6

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   855152 dc79ea02eadb95e5c047b73726852079
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102436 2d87357f298bb0257fa67feaacb52d81

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   846430 3d45b57cf061fe01ceba0ac0ac1d1e83
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102378 dc0bd0059286063cc07474fdf59a69b3

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   913466 05eebe5e52d3b6eceacecf46d68fe077
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102372 046b702811efab2bd95db4ea7d944099

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   946232 876000b9f88e639426c6690ab73740d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102368 fe438d64fd244c2af559be56fde54090

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   850740 451213584a4ded0cc848ef96b91aebb0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102384 62f0b8409fa18b8edcf069c7c59f8279

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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