Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165400
CAN-2005-2102 gaim AIM invalid filename DoS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
3. Daniel Atallah fixed a crash in oscar dealing with invalid file names. It
is remotely exploitable by anyone sending you a file with a non-utf8 filename.
It sometimes causes a crash in pango. It might be depending on the version
of gtk you're using. And seems to crash Linux machines less than Windows
machines (if ever). This has not yet been fixed in CVS, but it IS in the wild
and you can get a client from http://www.sevenz.net/ to exploit it. A patch
is attached. I haven't actually tested it, so hopefully it still applies.
The logic is kosher.
This issue also affects RHEL3
Created attachment 117559 [details]
Proposed patch for this issue
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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