CVE-2016-4323

NameCVE-2016-4323
DescriptionA directory traversal exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent from the server could potentially result in an overwrite of files. A malicious server or someone with access to the network traffic can provide an invalid filename for a splash image triggering the vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-542-1, DSA-3620-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pidgin (PTS)stretch2.12.0-1fixed
buster2.13.0-2fixed
bullseye, sid2.14.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pidginsourcewheezy2.10.10-1~deb7u2DLA-542-1
pidginsourcejessie2.11.0-0+deb8u1DSA-3620-1
pidginsource(unstable)2.11.0-1

Notes

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0128/
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=97

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