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CVE-2016-2372 Detail

Current 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 attacker can send an invalid size for a file transfer 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 file is sent to another user.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3620 Third Party Advisory
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=105 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91335 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0140/ Technical Description Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3031-1 Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Information Exposure NIST  
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.10.12

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2372
NVD Published Date:
01/06/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/29/2017