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Bug 157202 - CAN-2005-1262 Gaim MSN DoS
Summary: CAN-2005-1262 Gaim MSN DoS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gaim
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20050510,sour...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-09 11:59 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 08:33:40 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:429 high SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: gaim security update 2005-05-11 04:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-09 11:59:23 UTC
It turns out that this is a potential Remote DoS bug resulting from not
checking a pointer for non-NULL before passing it to strncmp which
results in a crash. This can be triggered by a remote client sending an
SLP message with an empty body.

The fix for this is in CVS:

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-09 12:00:07 UTC
This issue should also affect RHEL3 (maybe RHEL2.1, it needs investigation).

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2005-05-11 08:03:36 UTC
public, removing embargo

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-05-11 08:33:40 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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