CVE-2016-2378

Published on: 01/06/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:27:15 PM UTC

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Certain versions of Ubuntu Linux from Canonical contain the following vulnerability:

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol Pidgin. Specially crafted data sent via the server could potentially result in a buffer overflow, potentially resulting in memory corruption. A malicious server or an unfiltered malicious user can send negative length values to trigger this vulnerability.

  • CVE-2016-2378 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.
  • Affected Vendor/Software: Pidgin - Pidgin version 2.10.11

CVSS3 Score: 8.1 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
NETWORK HIGH NONE NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 6.8 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Pidgin Security Advisories Patch
Vendor Advisory
web.archive.org
text/html
Inactive LinkNot Archived
URL Logo CONFIRM www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=94
Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201701-38) — Gentoo Security security.gentoo.org
text/html
URL Logo GENTOO GLSA-201701-38
Cisco Talos - Talos 2016 0120 Technical Description
Third Party Advisory
www.talosintelligence.com
text/html
URL Logo MISC www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0120/
Pidgin Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Third Party Advisory
VDB Entry
cve.report (archive)
text/html
URL Logo BID 91335
USN-3031-1: Pidgin vulnerabilities | Ubuntu Third Party Advisory
www.ubuntu.com
text/html
URL Logo UBUNTU USN-3031-1
Debian -- Security Information -- DSA-3620-1 pidgin Third Party Advisory
www.debian.org
Depreciated Link
text/html
URL Logo DEBIAN DSA-3620

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux12.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux14.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux15.10AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux12.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux14.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux15.10AllAllAll
Operating
System
DebianDebian Linux8.0AllAllAll
Operating
System
DebianDebian Linux8.0AllAllAll
ApplicationPidginPidginAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: