Upstream information

CVE-2016-2379 at MITRE

Description

The Mxit protocol uses weak encryption when encrypting user passwords, which might allow attackers to (1) decrypt hashed passwords by leveraging knowledge of client registration codes or (2) gain login access by eavesdropping on login messages and re-using the hashed passwords.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 8.8
Vector AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 984655 [CONFIRMED], 991721 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


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
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Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA pidgin Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 pidgin Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA pidgin Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA pidgin Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 pidgin Unsupported