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Gaim vulnerability

Gaim vulnerability
Gaim vulnerability

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==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-675-2          November 24, 2008
gaim vulnerability
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  gaim                            1:1.5.0+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu10.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Gaim to effect
the necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Gaim did not properly handle certain malformed
messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives: 
      Size/MD5:    34051 dde2b4483bc14d671228c8a512c9fd0c 
      Size/MD5:     1061 0293c5a43587d3db41a2437da5254206 
      Size/MD5:  4299145 949ae755e9be1af68eef6c09c36a7530

  Architecture independent packages: 
      Size/MD5:   613282 4b5fd4fd6053473bf10db0634e993af0

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon): 
      Size/MD5:   103266 05b0562cf37fb5c72063566134aa7369 
      Size/MD5:   954258 7da66022c5ea3372d097f3f7404610f2

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD): 
      Size/MD5:   103248 81eebc45938e22bae57d3278682eee4b 
      Size/MD5:   836378 82ecc0d267bb90f7669786ea2092cb93

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5): 
      Size/MD5:   103256 0fba1bcef36f3b6369effaf634c1a1df 
      Size/MD5:   924628 5f2721e0fcbaf536e4bcbd7a74a6b06e

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC): 
      Size/MD5:   103250 e43bfb56d37e3617b7bee0644c3948a8 
      Size/MD5:   856760 66a004eff69e42183c6c58d732761b86

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