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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">

<glsa id="200408-12">
  <title>Gaim: MSN protocol parsing function buffer overflow</title>
  <synopsis>
    Gaim contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the
    MSN-protocol parsing code that may allow remote execution of arbitrary
    code.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">gaim</product>
  <announced>August 12, 2004</announced>
  <revised>May 22, 2006: 03</revised>
  <bug>60034</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="net-im/gaim" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">0.81-r1</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="le">0.81</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux which
    supports many instant messaging protocols.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team has discovered a remotely
    exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the code handling MSN
    protocol parsing.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    By sending a carefully-crafted message, an attacker may execute
    arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Gaim.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
    upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge sync
    
    # emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1&quot;
    # emerge &quot;&gt;=net-im/gaim-0.81-r1&quot;</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="http://www.osvdb.org/displayvuln.php?osvdb_id=8382">OSVDB ID: 8382</uri>
    <uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0500">CVE-2004-0500</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:07:01 +0000">
    jaervosz
  </metadata>
</glsa>