Vulnerability Details

Pidgin Multiple Vulnerabilities Jan 2017 (Windows)

Published: 2017-01-18 07:33:03
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
This host is installed with Pidgin and is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Multiple errors exists due to, - The X.509 certificates may be improperly imported when using GnuTLS. - An improper validation in the field and attribute counts. - An improper validation of the incoming message format. - An improper validation of the received values. - An error in chunk decoding. - Not checking the field count before accessing the fields. - The multiple issues in the MXit protocol support. - An error in g_vsnprintf(). - An improper validation of the data length in the MXit protocol support. - An improper usage of data types in the MXit protocol support. - Not checking the length of the font tag. Refer the reference link for more information.

Impact:
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities will allow attackers to cause denial of service, execute arbitrary code and disclose information from memory.

Affected Versions:
Pidgin before version 2.11.0 on Windows.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.11.0 or later.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2365
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2366
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2367
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2368
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2369
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2370
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2371
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2372
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2373
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2374
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2375
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2376
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2377
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2378
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2380
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-4323
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1000030

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91335

References:

https://www.pidgin.im/news/security
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0133
http://www.pidgin.im

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2017-01-18
Modified
2018-11-19
Category
General

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