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Security update for gaim

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(Last modified: 12AUG2005)


solutions Security update for gaim SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (637482df74f39ca2b0e25b1021b0a851)

Applies to

Package: gaim
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10405
Release: 20050812
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone running gaim should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update fixes the folowing memory corruption bugs within GAIM:
  • an alignment bug in libgadu (CAN-2005-2370)
  • an AIM/ICQ malformed filename crash
  • an AIM/ICQ away-message buffer overflow
For the gaim package on the SLES8-SLEC distribution only the last item applies. The two other bugs were not present there.

Solution

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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