Vulnerability CVE-2016-4323


Published: 2017-01-06   Modified: 2017-01-07

Description:
A directory traversal exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT data sent from the server could potentially result in an overwrite of files. A malicious server or someone with access to the network traffic can provide an invalid filename for a splash image triggering the vulnerability.

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5.8/10
4.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Pidgin -> Pidgin 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3620
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=97
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91335
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0128/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3031-1
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

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