Gaim RTF message buffer overflow

gaim-rtf-bo (17141) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Gaim is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending an invalid RTF (Rich Text Format) message, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause Gaim to crash or possibly execute possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Gaim (0.82-1 or later), available from the Gaim Download Web page. See References.

For Slackware Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gaim package, as listed below. Refer to slackware-security Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:21:38 -0700 (PDT) for more information. See References.

Slackware Linux 9.1, 10.0 and -current: 0.82.1-i486-1 or later

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of gaim (0.81-r5 or later), as listed in GLSA 200408-27. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gaim package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:400-15 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 0.82.1-0.RHEL3.x86_64 or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gaim package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:110 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 10.0: 0.75-5.3.100mdk or later

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gaim package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:884 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 10.0: 1.0.2-69982U10_1cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 1.0.2-27683U90_2cl or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 10
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Gaim Project Gaim prior to 0.8.2
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 10.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux current
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Reported:

Aug 26, 2004

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