Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-user-es
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-user-es: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-security@g.o
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz@g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: gaim
Date: Tue Aug 27 09:20:04 2002
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- - --------------------------------------------------------------------
GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
- - --------------------------------------------------------------------

PACKAGE        :gaim
SUMMARY        :arbitrary program execution
DATE           :2002-08-27 13:30 UTC

- - --------------------------------------------------------------------

OVERVIEW

The 'Manual' browser command passes an untrusted string to the shell
without escaping or reliable quoting, permitting an attacker to execute
arbitrary commands on the users machine.

DETAIL

The developers of Gaim, an instant messenger client that combines
several different networks, found a vulnerability in the hyperlink
handling code.  The 'Manual' browser command passes an untrusted
string to the shell without escaping or reliable quoting, permitting
an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the users machine.
Unfortunately, Gaim doesn't display the hyperlink before the user
clicks on it.  Users who use other inbuilt browser commands aren't
vulnerable.

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-im/gaim-0.59 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge gaim
emerge clean

- - --------------------------------------------------------------------
aliz@g.o - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
m0rpheus@g.o
- - --------------------------------------------------------------------
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQE9a36nfT7nyhUpoZMRAuKvAKCy2oLjg2rMA1wmyJTv3b8vU5SdegCfVC9t
MFAp7ZtJzFxiZbXAh+V2izU=
=DPLe
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

_______________________________________________
gentoo-announce mailing list
gentoo-announce@g.o
http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-announce

Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-user-es: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
paquete teTex
Next by thread:
paquetes y dependencias
Previous by date:
Re: paquete teTex
Next by date:
paquetes y dependencias


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-user-es mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.