Vulnerability CVE-2017-2640


Published: 2018-07-27

Description:
An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way Pidgin before 2.12.0 processed XML content. A malicious remote server could potentially use this flaw to crash Pidgin or execute arbitrary code in the context of the pidgin process.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
Adium 1.5.10.2 libpurple Code Execution
Eryt
21.03.2017

Type:

CWE-787

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Redhat -> Enterprise linux desktop 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux server 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux server aus 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux server eus 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux workstation 
Pidgin -> Pidgin 
Debian -> Debian linux 

 References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96775
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1854
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2017-2640
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-10
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3806

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