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Critical security holes found in Gaim, the Linux IM client; these holes are pretty serious and allow any script kiddie to 0wn your account and (given a local-root exploit) your machine merely by throwing packets at you. Mind you, the Gaim maintainers aren't releasing a new version until the other changes they had in mind are good and ready, so the onus is on the user to download the source, patch it and compile it.

I wonder how long it'll take Debian to get a fixed Gaim .deb; given that it usually takes 2-4 weeks for Gaim to propagate through the Debian system, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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On February 4th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC), hilker commented:
Fixed .debs have been in sid since the 27th (not for arm, mipsel or s390 yet), and can be downloaded here and installed manually using dpkg.
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On February 4th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
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Thanks. That's the version I've been using for the past week or so.
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