Bug 165444 - CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution
CAN-2005-2103 Gaim malformed away message remote code execution
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
impact=critical,public=20050811,repor...
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Reported: 2005-08-09 09:27 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-589
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Last Closed: 2005-08-09 23:48:19 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-08-09 09:27:20 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #165402 +++

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:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1235427&group_id=235&atid=100235
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-08-09 23:35:33 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-09 23:48:22 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-589.html

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