Published: 23 June 2016
An information leak exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent via the server could potentially result in an out-of-bounds read. A malicious user, server, or man-in-the-middle can send an invalid size for an avatar which will trigger an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. This could result in a denial of service or copy data from memory to the file, resulting in an information leak if the avatar is sent to another user.
CVSS 3 base score: 5.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||