USN-781-2: Gaim vulnerabilities
3 June 2009
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 when sending a file using the XMPP protocol handler. If a user were tricked into sending a file, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted response and cause Gaim to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1373)
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-2009-1376)
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.