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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2374): Pidgin vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2374): Pidgin vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/12/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/12/2016
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

An exploitable memory corruption vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT MultiMX message sent via the server can result in an out-of-bounds write leading to memory disclosure and code execution.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpurple0

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