CVE-2016-2365

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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.9

Status

Package Release Status
pidgin
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.11.0-1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:2.10.12-0ubuntu5.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.3)
Patches:
Upstream: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/1c4acc6977a8686ad980e5b820327c9c47dbeaca

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
I'm skeptical the fix addresses all issues raised
mdeslaur
commit in upstream advisory is wrong, it is actually the commit
for CVE-2016-4323

References