USN-139-1: Gaim vulnerability

10 June 2005

gaim vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Gaim. By initiating a file transfer with a file name containing certain international characters (like an accented “a”), a remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an arbitrary Yahoo IM member.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: