CVE-2016-2378

NameCVE-2016-2378
DescriptionA 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.
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, jessie (security)2.11.0-0+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-2016-0120/
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=94
https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/06278419c703

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