USN-675-2: Gaim vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-675-2

24th November, 2008

gaim vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • gaim

Details

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 version:

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

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.

References

CVE-2008-2927