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Debian: gaim fix denial of service DSA-769-1

Date 28 Jul 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 769-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
July 29th, 2005               
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Package        : gaim
Vulnerability  : memory alignment bug
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2370

Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory alignment
error in libgadu (from ekg, console Gadu Gadu client, an instant
messaging program) which is included in gaim, a multi-protocol instant
messaging client, as well.  This can not be exploited on the x86
architecture but on others, e.g. on Sparc and lead to a bus error,
in other words a denial of service.

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

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.1-1.4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

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 3bee538026c525a384cbe0865d110c78
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31681 382649de95e8cf1417c5170d1a8a372e
      Size/MD5 checksum:  5215565 866598947a30005c9d2a4466c7182e2a

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2838720 d1b16e84e0141e8030485e36339f4faa

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1068846 ebb2a8902f38292e34b6dc08c28a1fcd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102374 fb9bcb085067d216f57d39a332f2820d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   817860 23f78add9104cf3e5f79b7cd304fb3f7
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102410 b2df8a242b943aa0d1a9b6e8148169a2

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   879294 d2716bd687b657f2208ad0585c13d691
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102360 4120bc2abace13ca4374651db973f448

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1264312 5204cd503aed191f1cba6cfa6705f5c1
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102360 69787fd4685f53e21c4bf7c2df0ecdc6

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1007084 92d7692ec48a6311177f752049ced338
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102412 d11aa9dca9554e751f15e2345e724b43

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   815858 ccb750c04cffe4026096da9bc1d322bd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102480 3dc4d6008736ff7ef71960587ef349ec

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   855152 23092ea32cdc78dd67e50723444c38d5
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102382 d6d1c8c62c8ebc2eeb4a6cb5e2ab52f1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   846462 14cc63bc73903ffd3b391d8d3be0c326
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102378 f0e724ffce6ce9d80c75c4f77a341a67

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   913460 baa3230e8857033cb9e480ecda99b01d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102384 fb572b59ed02992ba80dc8c6aab6db91

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   946240 f431a8a8595dbe5c5b26148f9504bda0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102380 d7bb41baeb1391be34b1c9642ecb22a5

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   850810 73b4bdb1206ba5b0f2a5bda0cf061470
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102380 7d112554def1191e36f50755ca21c7f8

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

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