USN-675-2: Gaim vulnerability

24 November 2008

gaim vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • gaim


It was discovered that Gaim did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-2927)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
gaim - 1:1.5.0+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu10.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Gaim to effect the necessary changes.