USN-781-2: Gaim vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-781-2

3rd June, 2009

gaim vulnerabilities

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 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)

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+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu10.2

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-2009-1373, CVE-2009-1376