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Security update for gaim

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(Last modified: 03FEB2004)


solutions Security update for gaim SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dcf35d14424a598ea25f0e41ae1de8b7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: gaim
Release: 20040203
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using gaim should update.

Problem description

The chat-client gaim is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the parse url
code. This bug leads to remote system compromise with the privileges of the
user running gaim.

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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