USN-8-1: gaim vulnerabilities

27 October 2004

gaim vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

A buffer overflow and two remote crashes were recently discovered in gaim’s MSN protocol handler. An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges by crafting and sending a particular MSN message.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
gaim

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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