Gaim contains several security issues that might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or commands.
|Package||net-im/gaim on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.81-r5|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.81-r5|
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux which supports many instant messaging protocols.
Gaim fails to do proper bounds checking when:
Furthermore Gaim fails to escape filenames when using drag and drop installation of smiley themes.
These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to crash Gaim or execute arbitrary code or commands with the permissions of the user running Gaim.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Gaim.
All gaim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5" # emerge ">=net-im/gaim-0.81-r5"
August 27, 2004
May 22, 2006: 02