Upstream information

CVE-2016-2372 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 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.9 5.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/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 Partial 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:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 984655 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 991711 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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


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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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 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 Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 pidgin Ignore
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 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