USN-106-1: Gaim vulnerabilities

5 April 2005

gaim vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Jean-Yves Lefort discovered a buffer overflow in the gaim_markup_strip_html() function. This caused Gaim to crash when receiving certain malformed HTML messages. (CAN-2005-0965)

Jean-Yves Lefort also noticed that many functions that handle IRC commands do not escape received HTML metacharacters; this allowed remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service by injecting arbitrary HTML code into the conversation window, popping up arbitrarily many empty dialog boxes, or even causing Gaim to crash. (CAN-2005-0966)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10
gaim

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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