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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2367): Pidgin vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2367): Pidgin vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/12/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/12/2016
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpurple0

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