Upstream information

CVE-2016-2367 at MITRE

Description

An 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 can send an invalid size for an avatar 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 avatar is sent to another user.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 3.5 5.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication Single None
Confidentiality Impact None Partial
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 [CONFIRMED], 991712 [IN_PROGRESS], 991715 [IN_PROGRESS]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • finch >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • finch-devel >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • libpurple >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • libpurple-devel >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • libpurple-lang >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • pidgin >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
  • pidgin-devel >= 2.6.6-0.29.1
Patchnames:
sdksp4-pidgin-12767


List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA
pidgin
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA
pidgin
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA
pidgin


Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA pidgin Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP2 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP3 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 pidgin Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA pidgin Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA pidgin Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported