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<title>Gaim: Remote execution of arbitrary code</title>
Gaim is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code or to a Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">Gaim</product>
<announced>August 15, 2005</announced>
<revised>August 15, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="net-im/gaim" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5.0</vulnerable>
Gaim is a full featured instant messaging client which handles a
variety of instant messaging protocols.
Brandon Perry discovered that Gaim is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow when handling away messages (CAN-2005-2103).
Furthermore, Daniel Atallah discovered a vulnerability in the handling
of file transfers (CAN-2005-2102).
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could create a specially crafted away message
which, when viewed by the target user, could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code. Also, an attacker could send a file with a non-UTF8
filename to a user, which would result in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-im/gaim-1.5.0&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-2102</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-2103</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:01:27 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 12 Aug 2005 19:16:18 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 13 Aug 2005 08:53:41 +0000">