Bugs item #1638339, was opened at 2007-01-18 02:29
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>Status: Closed
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Priority: 7
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Submitted By: rxKaffee (rxkaffee)
Assigned to: Tim Ringenbach (marv_sf)
Summary: DoS potential in yahoo system messages from msn add contact

Initial Comment:
Related to this problem: [ 1623931 ] Cannot add contact from msn in yahoo 
account
Related to this problem: [ 1631204 ] Yahoo system message popping up every time 
after login

When a Yahoo user is added to the contact list of a MSN Windows Live user, 
Yahoo servers send a system message to the added user. With repeated 
buddy-adds, these popups can quickly get out of control, showing up quicker 
than you can close them.

Setting Privacy options does not prevent these messages from popping up. I 
believe the best solution would be adding the ability here to block all system 
mesages for a specific protocol.

I have included a screen-shot illustrating how annoying a bunch of these system 
messages can be. I have also attached a simple patch that prevents all yahoo 
system messages from popping up, for anyone that has trouble with this before a 
proper solution can be implemented.

Many thanks go to voldron and netstar for helping with this issue.


http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=toomanypopupsmw9.jpg

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>Comment By: Megan Schneider (ciran)
Date: 2007-02-16 12:24

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Duplicate of 1564119

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Comment By: David Grohmann (dave1g)
Date: 2007-02-09 00:22

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yes he is using yahoo, but yahoo and msn are now interoperable, if you add
an msn screen name to your yahoo contact list you cant talk to them.
however when using gaim signed into a yahoo account with an msn user in
your yahoo buddylist, you will get those errors popping up at each login.

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Comment By: rxKaffee (rxkaffee)
Date: 2007-01-29 11:28

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Patch gaim-2.0.0_beta5-yahoo_dos.patch tested to also work against
2.0.0beta6

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Comment By: Stu Tomlinson (nosnilmot)
Date: 2007-01-19 08:33

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ok, so this shouldn't be in the "msn" category because it doesn't apply to
Gaim's MSN protocol support.

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Comment By: rxKaffee (rxkaffee)
Date: 2007-01-18 19:24

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Yahoo in Gaim, yes.

I guess I should have used a better resolution image. The popup boxes
say:
"Yahoo! system message for xxxx:
Your contact is using Windows Live(tm)(MSN) Messenger, and wants to add
you to his or her Messenger List. To start sharing instant messages, you'll
first need to get the latest Yahoo! Messenger with Voice at
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download.php";

It is the same message that pops up at every Gaim start, if you are on the
buddy list of any of these new MSN users(as described in bug #1631204).

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Comment By: rxKaffee (rxkaffee)
Date: 2007-01-18 18:59

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Yahoo in Gaim, yes.

I guess I should have used a better resolution image. The popup boxes
say:
"Yahoo! system message for xxxx:
Your contact is using Windows Live(tm)(MSN) Messenger, and wants to add
you to his or her Messenger List. To start sharing instant messages, you'll
first need to get the latest Yahoo! Messenger with Voice at
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download.php";

It is the same message that pops up at every Gaim start, if you are on the
buddy list of any of these new MSN users(as described in bug #1631204).

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Comment By: Stu Tomlinson (nosnilmot)
Date: 2007-01-18 07:57

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I'm confused - what protocol are you using in Gaim when this happens?
Yahoo, right?

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