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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2378: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-2378: 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 Pidgin. Specially crafted data sent via the server could potentially result in a buffer overflow, potentially resulting in memory corruption. A malicious server or an unfiltered malicious user can send negative length values to trigger this vulnerability.

Solution(s)

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

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