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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2366: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2366: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
01/06/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

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 an out-of-bounds read. A malicious server or an attacker who intercepts the network traffic can send invalid data to trigger this vulnerability and cause a crash.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-im-pidgin

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