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

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.93 5.76
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

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 984655 [CONFIRMED], 991711 [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