Bug 1348854 (CVE-2016-2378) - CVE-2016-2378 pidgin: MXIT get_utf8_string Code Execution Vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2016-2378 pidgin: MXIT get_utf8_string Code Execution Vulnerability
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2016-2378
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1350338 1403136
Blocks: 1348890
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Reported: 2016-06-22 08:31 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:41 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: pidgin 2.11.0
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:55:22 UTC
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-06-22 08:31:17 UTC
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.

External references:

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0120/
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=94

Upstream fix:

https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/main/commits/06278419c703


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