CVE-2016-2372

NameCVE-2016-2372
DescriptionAn 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-542-1, DSA-3620-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pidgin (PTS)wheezy2.10.10-1~deb7u1vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.10.10-1~deb7u3fixed
jessie (security), jessie2.11.0-0+deb8u2fixed
buster, sid, stretch2.12.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pidginsource(unstable)2.11.0-1medium
pidginsourcejessie2.11.0-0+deb8u1mediumDSA-3620-1
pidginsourcewheezy2.10.10-1~deb7u2mediumDLA-542-1

Notes

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0140/
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=105
https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/5e3601f8bde4
https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/1c5197a66760
https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/648f667a679c

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