[RHSA-2002:190-06] Updated gaim client fixes URL vulnerability

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated gaim client fixes URL vulnerability
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2002:190-06
Issue date:        2002-08-27
Updated on:        2002-09-09
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          gaim URL manual
Cross references:  RHSA-2002:190
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2002:107
CVE Names:         CAN-2002-0989

1. Topic:

Updated gaim packages are now available for Red Hat Powertools 7.
These updates fix a vulnerability in the URL handler.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

Gaim is an all-in-one instant messaging client that lets you use a number of
messaging protocols such as AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo, all at once.

Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of
the manual browser option.  A link can be carefully crafted to contain
an arbitrary shell script which will be executed if the user clicks on
the link.

Users of gaim should update to these errata packages containing gaim
0.59.1 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only 
those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs
which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated.
Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory 
*only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  
Many people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat 
Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the 
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

72728 - gaim 0.59.1 is released with important security and bug fixes

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
143dd1c8aacd5e087486c6b81c354ae3 7.0/en/powertools/SRPMS/gaim-0.59.1-0.7.0.src.rpm
5aa5be1997d57e99a25fd213764a1d9b 7.0/en/powertools/alpha/gaim-0.59.1-0.7.0.alpha.rpm
c8ecb8f8aaa03ca86530294f55c012f0 7.0/en/powertools/i386/gaim-0.59.1-0.7.0.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:


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