Bug 165402 - CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution
CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
: Security
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Reported: 2005-08-08 16:54 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-627
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-09 23:54:25 EDT
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed patch for this issue (1.83 KB, patch)
2005-08-08 16:56 EDT, Josh Bressers
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:627 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: gaim security update 2005-08-09 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 16:54:52 EDT
2. There is an oscar remotely exploitable crash bug.  A remote AIM or ICQ user
would need to compile their own client and send a specially crafted IM
(basically an IM containing lots of %s, and flag it as an away message).  It
results in a buffer overflow.  A fix for this has not yet been commited to
CVS, and the issue should be fairly unknown.

The original discovery is here:
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 16:55:35 EDT
This issue also affects RHEL3 and RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 16:56:39 EDT
Created attachment 117560 [details]
Proposed patch for this issue
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-08-09 23:36:40 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-09 23:54:25 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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