Published: 23 June 2016
A denial of service vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent via the server could potentially result in a null pointer dereference. A malicious server or an attacker who intercepts the network traffic can send invalid data to trigger this vulnerability and cause a crash.
CVSS 3 base score: 5.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
I'm skeptical the fix addresses all issues raised
commit in upstream advisory is wrong, it is actually the commit for CVE-2016-4323