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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2378): Pidgin vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3031-1 (CVE-2016-2378): 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

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)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpurple0

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