USN-675-2: Gaim vulnerability
24 November 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Gaim to effect the necessary changes.