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Security update for gaim


(Last modified: 01JUN2005)

solutions Security update for gaim SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d6874ef813024726dc994c09520114cc)

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-10226
Release: 20050601
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install the update.



Problem description

A buffer overflow in the URL handling code of gaim has been fixed. Remote
attackers could exploit this bug to execute arbitrary code under the
privileges of the user running gaim. CAN-2005-1261 has been assigned to this


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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