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CVE-2016-2374 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/06/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 2.2


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3620 Third Party Advisory
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=107 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91335 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0142/ Technical Description Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3031-1 Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2374
NVD Published Date:
01/06/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/29/2017