==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-85-1 February 25, 2005
gaim vulnerabilities CAN-2005-0208, CAN-2005-0472, CAN-2005-0473
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 1:1.0.0-1ubuntu1.2. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
The Gaim developers discovered that the HTML parser did not
sufficiently validate its input. This allowed a remote attacker to
crash the Gaim client by sending certain malformed HTML messages.
Another lack of sufficient input validation was found in the "Oscar"
protocol handler which is used for ICQ and AIM. By sending specially
crafted packets, remote users could trigger an infinite loop in Gaim
which caused Gaim to become unresponsive and hang. (CAN-2005-0472)