RHEL 2.1 : gaim (RHSA-2004:045)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Gaim packages that fix a pair of security vulnerabilities are
now available.

Gaim is an instant messenger client that can handle multiple
protocols.

Stefan Esser audited the Gaim source code and found a number of bugs
that have security implications. Many of these bugs do not affect the
version of Gaim distributed with version 2.1 of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux.

A buffer overflow exists in the HTTP Proxy connect code. If Gaim is
configured to use an HTTP proxy for connecting to a server, a
malicious HTTP proxy could run arbitrary code as the user running
Gaim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2004-0006 to this issue.

An integer overflow in Gaim 0.74 and earlier, when allocating memory
for a directIM packet for AIM/Oscar, results in heap overflow. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0008 to this issue.

Users of Gaim should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain
a backported security patch correcting this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Steffan Esser for finding and reporting
these issues and Jacques A. Vidrine for providing initial patches.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0006.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0008.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?fdb6dd3c
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-045.html

Solution :

Update the affected gaim package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12459 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0006
CVE-2004-0008