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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-8833

Use-after-free vulnerability in the create_smp_dialog function in gtk-dialog.c in the Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) pidgin-otr plugin before 4.0.2 for Pidgin allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the "Authenticate buddy" menu item.
Publish Date : 2016-04-11 Last Update Date : 2017-06-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-8833

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application OTR Pidgin-otr 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
OTR Pidgin-otr 1

- References For CVE-2015-8833
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0912
MLIST [oss-security] 20160309 Heap use after free in Pidgin-OTR plugin
MLIST [OTR-users] 20160309 New releases of libotr (4.1.1) and pidgin-otr (4.0.2) available CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:0878
MLIST [oss-security] 20160309 Re: Heap use after free in Pidgin-OTR plugin
BID 84295 pidgin-otr CVE-2015-8833 Use After Free Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-01-05
GENTOO GLSA-201701-10

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-8833

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