USN-140-1: Gaim vulnerability

15 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. A remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an MSN user by sending a specially crafted MSN package which states an invalid body length in the header.

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: