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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2376: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2376: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/06/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent from the server could potentially result in arbitrary code execution. A malicious server or an attacker who intercepts the network traffic can send an invalid size for a packet which will trigger a buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

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

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