CVE-2016-2372

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 attacker can send an invalid size for a file transfer 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 file is sent to another user.

Priority

Low

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/5e3601f8bde4
Upstream: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/1c5197a66760
Upstream: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/648f667a679c