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Security update for Gaim


(Last modified: 03SEP2004)

solutions Security update for Gaim SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (408b5a45aa6517c757ff2a3442dde745)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: gaim
Release: 20040903
Obsoletes: none


All users of gaim should update.



Problem description

This security update fixes three security issues which are registered as:
CAN-2004-0754 An integer overflow in the groupware message handler exists in Gaim.
CAN-2004-0784 A shell escape vulnerability in the handling of smiley theme tarball filenames could lead to arbitrary command execution.
CAN-2004-0785 Buffer overflows in Gaim could lead to a denial of service or arbitrary code execution.
Additionally a buffer overflow in the parse url code of gaim is fixed. This bug let to remote system compromise with the privileges of the user running Gaim.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gaim.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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