Upstream information

CVE-2016-2365 at MITRE

Description

A denial of service vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent via the server could potentially result in a null pointer dereference. A malicious server or an attacker who intercepts the network traffic can send invalid data to trigger this vulnerability and cause a crash.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.3 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.9
Vector AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 984655 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 991705 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA pidgin Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 pidgin Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 pidgin Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA pidgin Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP1 pidgin Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA pidgin Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 pidgin Ignore